THE PEOPLE INVOLVED

 

A personal injury case has many moving parts. It is a complex process that involves many different people. It is important for you to understand a little bit about the major players in any personal injury case. By having this information, you will be more prepared to deal with each party involved in the case. For information on other parties involved in your case, you can contact our office.

People To Look Out For

Some people involved in your case include:

  • Medical providers. When you get injured, you should go to a doctor as soon as you can. You will probably have contact with medical providers after this visit. You can learn more about the medical provider’s role in your case here.
  • The defendant. The defendant in a personal injury case is the person who was at-fault for the injury. It is the defendant’s job to prove that he or she did not cause the accident. Or, they have to prove that even if they did cause the accident, that this did not result in your injuries. If they can prove one of these things, they will not owe you, the plaintiff in the case, compensation money. Learn more here.
  • The insurance adjuster. If you got involved in an accident that resulted in an injury, you could get compensation. But, there are many steps that you must go through to file a claim and bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party. One aspect of this process includes an insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster comes from the at-fault party’s insurance company.
  • Defense counsel. If you file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver at fault for your accident, that driver becomes the defendant in the case. The defendant may choose to protect themselves by hiring a lawyer. The lawyer or team of lawyers that represent the defendant in the personal injury case are known as the defense counsel.