Teamwork, whether in the sports arena or business setting, always makes for the best results. Pooled resources and talents provide a winning combination, none more so than in the pursuance of a successful injury accident claim.
A key member of the team here is the personal injury paralegal. He or she assists personal injury lawyers in all aspects of PI litigation, from the time the case is opened right through to the award process and tying up post-court paperwork.
Free expert advice
Accident Advice Helpline can offer free expert advice to personal injury victims. Simply call the our freephone number 0800 180 4123 and in a 30-second test we can validate your claim by asking if the accident happened in the last three years, you were not to blame and that you received medical attention for your wounds.
You can discuss your case in detail without obligation and find out about how to claim through one of our 200 UK network no win no fee solicitors. These often long-established and vetted panel of law specialists ably assisted by legal teams, work with lawyer to treat you as an individual and often the client’s main contact in the claim process is through a personal injury paralegal.
Personal injury paralegal
These law staff know how to interview and screen prospective clients referred to the firm by Accident Advice Helpline. They determine what the client’s case involves and know its status throughout the claims process. A good personal injury paralegal interacts with clients, learns about their injuries and how their lives are affected by them.
A personal injury paralegals handles the medical aspects of a case, plans it out in terms of information gathering and collation, keeping track on financial outlay by the client in his or her recovery stages. They must familiarise themselves with medical terms and know how to interpret such information to prepare solid evidence for a successful claim submission.
Accident Advice Helpline lawyers and clients are saved a lot of time in case preparatory work by the personal injury paralegal. This includes keeping in regular touch with clients as an intermediary with the lawyer, responding to letters and calls from defending solicitors and insurance companies, asserting all necessary objections. This to ensure that when the solicitor in charge of the case needs an overview of everything on file, all the facts and figures and what’s what is all in place.
Prepare court witnesses
With cases going to court, the personal injury paralegal must be aware of court procedures and prepare witnesses if they are to give evidence in person. They also have to have any material exhibits as evidence will properly prepared and scheduled for the proceedings.
The personal injury paralegal will also be the main point of contact with Accident Advice Helpline staff once the claim is underway – an important go-between in fact. He or she can be relied upon to know what is happening with any injury claim case at any time in the compensation process.
To ensure you have legal team professionalism supporting your claim, call Accident Advice Helpline now.
Date Published: 2nd March 2013
Author: David Brown