b'CASE RESOLUTION PROCESS DECISIONCOLLISION The lawyer and client Accidents and injuries causedmust decide whether by the negligence of anotherthe insurance company can happen on the road oroffer is fair, or whether anywhere. to sue.STARTPROTECTION SHOULD I SETTLE?Accident victims can lose their rights without the protection of an experienced personal injury lawyer. COLLISION PROTECTION DECISIONRETENTION NEGOTIATIONPersonal injury lawyersThe negotiation handle cases for aphase comprises contingency fee of amonetary demands percentage on the and offers between the amount recovered. lawyer and insurance company. RETENTION NEGOTIATIONCOOPERATION PRESENTATIONThe client and personalAll supporting documents injury lawyer must workare presented to the together on the case.insurance company with a demand for settlement. COOPERATION PRESENTATIONINVESTIGATION EVALUATIONThe lawyer identifiesDetermining the value the responsible parties,of a personal injury case contacts witnesses andrequires evaluation of verifies insurance coverage.several factors.INVESTIGATION EVALUATIONCOMMUNICATION STABILIZATION DOCUMENTATIONCOMMUNICATION STABILIZATION DOCUMENTATIONFrequent exchange ofInjured accident victimsThe lawyer gathers medical information is essential remain under a doctorsrecords, reports, bills, wage to the success of the case.care until all injuries haveloss verification and other resolved or a permanentdocumentation of damages. 14 condition stabilizes.2015 REACHINGOUT-CURRENT.indd 14 12/10/15 10:41 AM'