What Will My Attorney Do for Me?
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Wed Mar 2012
- Car Accidents,Personal Injury,
People who have been involved in accidents and need an attorney often wonder exactly what his or her New Jersey car accident lawyer will do for them. Well, there are a number of things that attorneys do prior to, during and after a case is over.
For instance, with regard to possibly settling your case outside of the courtroom, your attorney should have a date in mind that he or she will give an initial demand or offer letter to the opposing side. Your lawyer will also determine whether or not to use the services of a mediator to help facilitate the negotiations, and if one is used, the lawyer will make all necessary arrangements accordingly.
Additionally, if your case does go to trial, your New Jersey car accident lawyer will make decisions with respect to both lay and expert witness selection, and he or she will need to prepare exhibits for trial, check with the court regarding access to certain technology that may be needed to display certain exhibits and evidence at trial, and complete all video depositions of those who cannot attend the trial.
Furthermore, your attorney will handle all sorts of discovery issues, which include but are not limited to drafting and serving requests for production of documents, interrogatories, and requests for admissions on all adverse parties; conducting inspections of the accident scene; gathering and reviewing reports from adverse experts; and responding to written discovery from adverse parties.
If you are facing a court battle with a person or entity that has caused your injuries, you will need the skills of a highly-qualified New Jersey car accident lawyer who will not only handle the above-mentioned tasks, but will also properly prepare you for the entire process in general. If you believe that you would benefit from having these services, please call Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404 for a free consultation as soon as possible.