The accident victim that has chosen to retain a lawyer has also secured a means for threatening the defendant’s insurance company.
Situations in which possession of such a threat could prove especially useful
A situation in which there are complex legal rules that could influence a judge’s decision. An injury lawyer in Edmonton ought to keep those rules in mind, when presenting the argument for the relevant client. The lawyer’s awareness of those rules could act like a threat.
A situation in which the attorney’s client has sustained severe injuries: An insurance company might question the extent and scope of such injuries. It would be the attorney’s job to point up evidence in the medical report, and to, thus, verify the server nature of the harm that had been inflicted on the client.
A situation in which the defendant’s insurance company has refused to settle with the claimant/plaintiff: That would represent a time when the existence of a threat could be quite beneficial. It could suggest that the claimant was ready to file a lawsuit against the uncooperative insurance company.
The above situations could prove useful, if the claimant/plaintiff had hired a lawyer that could form an effective strategy, to use in such a case.
For instance, in a case where a client has sustained severe injuries, it might be possible to show the potential for development of long-term effects. A simple statement from a physician, one that has been included in the medical records could suggest such a potential.
Sometimes, too, the treatment for a severe injury can pave the way for development of long-term effects. That would certainly be the case, if the treatment had involved the introduction of some sort of implanted device.
Alternately, it could be that the treating physician might suggest the need for further medical treatments in the future. A good lawyer would highlight that fact in the courtroom, in hopes of winning a large court ordered judgment for his/her client.
How could an accident victim seek out an experienced and well-trained lawyer, one with access to medical experts?
Victims have the ability to go online and study the testimonials on the website for various personal injury lawyers.
Victims should take advantage of the free consultation, and learn the extent of the consulted attorney’s experience with tricky situations.
Sometimes a victim’s network of friends, family and co-workers can prove helpful. Perhaps someone in that network has previously dealt with a given lawyer. That experience could serve as a guide.
Perhaps a local news story contained mention of an attorney that had helped a local resident. The mention of that name could be the start of a search for a legal consultant, one with proven abilities.