An accident attorney advises clients of the time constraints attached to filing personal injury lawsuits, file lawsuits on his client's behalf and prepare for trials, according to AllLaw. Accident lawyers work to settle lawsuits and go to trial if settlement negotiations fall through.
Accident attorneys deal with a variety of claims and matters with insurance companies, notes AllLaw. They generally obtain all evidence that supports their client's claim, such as gathering witness statements and police reports, medical bills and records, and employment and wage information. Accident attorneys also organize the evidence and prepare settlement demand letters with the insurance companies.
If a case is not settled, attorneys starts the necessary paperwork to escalate the matter to trial.
Accident attorneys are necessary following an accident if a serious injury has occurred, a death has resulted from the accident, permanent scarring has occurred, the police report does not accurately describe the accident, the liability insurance has low limits, or the accident occurred in a construction area. People may also want to consult with an accident attorney if there is confusing paperwork involved in the insurance settlement or they need an explanation of the terms of coverage on an insurance policy, states AllLaw.