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Personal Injury Phases

Are you currently dealing with a personal injury case and wondering what to expect throughout the process?

I’m Shalondra Pickford, an experienced personal injury attorney at Pickford Law, and I’m here to help you understand the different phases of your case.

At Pickford Law, we handle personal injury cases in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. When we first meet with our clients, they often ask how long their case will take and what the different phases of the case are. In this article, we’ll explain the three main phases of a personal injury case.

The first phase is the active or treating portion. In this phase, you’ll take care of your property damage claim with the insurance company. After that, we’ll step in and get your lost wages from your employer. Once we’ve taken care of those things, we’ll help you set up the rest of your claim. This may involve seeking active medical care if you’re not sure where to go.

The second phase is the demand phase. In this phase, you’ll tell your story. You may have finished active treatment or you may still be getting maintenance care. We’ll order all the medical records and bills that we don’t already have, and we’ll speak to you to make sure we get your story. This case is about you, and we want to make sure we convey that to the insurance company through the demand and negotiations.

The final phase is the negotiations and settlement phase. In this phase, we’ll be given an initial offer that we won’t accept. We’ll call you and discuss the initial offer, as well as suggest a counteroffer and what the next number should be. Our goal is to make sure we do right by you. No matter the face, no matter if it’s too big or too small, we’ll fight for you.

In some cases, our legal team may decide that the best way to win your case is to go to trial. If that’s the case, we’re prepared to fight for you in court.

At Pickford Law, we’re here to help you through every phase of your personal injury case. If you have any questions or need advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help.