STEP 9: INVESTIGATION & DOCUMENTATION
We investigate and work up your case. We identify the defendant(s) and gather police and accident reports, medical records, surveillance videos, photos, witness statements, medical bills, electronic data, insurance information, lost wage verification, and other documentation to establish negligence and show the damages you have suffered. In some cases, we must file a lawsuit right away to prevent the destruction of documents and evidence. We conduct a crash or accident scene investigation, research the defendant’s history of safety or legal violations, and hire an expert, if needed. We research legal statutes and case law to build a powerful claim on your behalf.
We also evaluate the strength of various liability claims, as we often have more than one claim we can bring. Sometimes, we choose to bring some claims but not others. When we present claims, we regularly evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our case and our opponent’s case, so that we can do a better job attacking and defending the case.
Our attorneys work hard to fully explain these subjects to you and help you understand all the legal and factual issues that affect liability. These issues affect the ultimate success of a case, and they also have a direct impact on settlement discussions.