What are the Next Steps After Retaining Your Law Firm?
After retaining Palermo Law, we begin by conducting a thorough investigation gathering all incident reports, witness statements, scene and injury photos and insurance information. We will also gather all relevant medical records. We will even hire experts in accident reconstruction and/or engineering to conduct investigations of the incident scene to ensure we can prove liability.
After investigation, we contact the responsible party’s insurance carrier to open an avenue of communication in order to facilitate future settlement negotiations. Once we have gathered all relevant medical information and you are fully healed, we will work with the insurance carrier to try and reach an amicable settlement of your claim.
If an amicable settlement is not possible, we will work towards getting a speedy trial going, applying maximum pressure on the insurance carrier. While this strategy usually works and will lead to a settlement without going to court, you can rest assured if a trial is necessary that you have a well-established lawyer by your side with a track record of large verdicts.