Get Expert Legal Assistance For Your Personal Injury Case
A personal injury case is a situation where a person has been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of somebody else. Such situations also include medical malpractice, auto accident, slip and fall injury, or product liability.
Rely on the Law Office of Brian D. Kelm for expert legal services for your personal injury case. Our qualified attorney will thoroughly study and examine your case and suggest the best possible legal course of action. Each case has its own set of circumstances and demands careful attention to the minute details so that there are no loopholes in the defense. Call Brian
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The Settlement of Your Case Depends on These Factors
First, there is the fact gathering phase. Once treatment is finished, I request a final set of medical records and bills to make sure I have not missed anything.
Cases are typically not settled until the main treating physician releases you from his/her care. This may be months or over a year, depending on how serious your injuries are.
The nature of your injury may affect the length of your claim (i.e. scars need to mature and heal and sometimes need revision, waiting for a doctor's final narrative report could take several months, serious injuries take longer to heal and are sometimes followed up with therapy.)
The response time to my requests from medical providers vary. Some are quick to respond and other are not. I do my best to push the process along.
If your case does not settle, I may arbitrate, mediate, or file a complaint through the court system. These options will be discussed with you as your case progresses. If you arbitrate or mediate, your case could be settled within 2 to 3 months of application. If you pursue your case through the court system, it could take a year before your case is tried to a jury. Sometimes your auto insurance carrier or the defendant's carrier requires that you mediate or arbitrate before pushing it through the court system.
Sometime it will be necessary for you to personally provide me with information. Every effort you make to get this information to me in a timely manner helps move your case forward. During your personal injury claim, we need to work as a team, and we need to communicate with each other.
Experienced Attorneys to Guide You
At the Law Office of Brian D. Kelm, we have settled hundreds of personal injury cases. Brian Kelm has been practicing law for over 25 years and he can efficiently assist and guide you with your personal injury case right from the filing of the claim to the final settlement.
Brian Will Take Care of the Entire Legal Procedure of Your Personal Injury Case
Initial interview with the client and educating the client about the personal injury claims
Collection of documentary evidence including police accident reports, medical records, bills
Analysis of the client’s insurance policy and coverage
Interview of known witnesses
Collection of other evidences, such as photographs of the accident scene
Discussion with the client’s physicians and obtain written reports to understand the condition
Analysis of the client’s health insurance policy and welfare benefit plan
Analysis of the validity of any liens on the case
Notice to the insurance company regarding the claim
Discussion with the client regarding whether a negotiation with the insurance company can be done or a lawsuit shall be filed
If suit is filed, Brian will prepare the client, witnesses, and healthcare providers for depositions
Preparation of written questions and answers for the deposition of the defendant and other witnesses
Preparation for trial and/or settlement before trial
Organization and preparation of medical and demonstrative exhibits for trial
Filing of briefs and motions with the court to eliminate surprises at trial
Take the case to trial with a jury or judge
Analysis of the jury’s verdict to determine if either side has good grounds to appeal the case
Make recommendations to the client as to whether or not to appeal the case
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About the Law Office of Brian D. Kelm
The Law Office of Brian D. Kelm is a family-owned law firm that has been providing reliable legal services since 1987.
Our practice areas include workers' compensation, personal injury, Social Security Disability, third-party claims, and multi-simultaneous benefits.