What Is The Role Of A Personal Injury Lawyer In A Case?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and full of questions. That’s completely understandable. One of the questions you may be asking yourself is whether or not you’ll need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. Often, we are asked – what is the role of a personal injury lawyer, and why is it important to hire one? These are reasonable and important questions, and ones for which you, as an accident victim, deserve answers.


Simply stated, a personal injury lawyer is someone who provides legal representation and pursues compensation for accident victims when those accidents were caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another person. Essentially, if you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, and you believe you need and deserve compensation, you’ll want to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

When it comes to the role of a personal injury lawyer in a case, that role can be quite extensive. Essentially, your personal injury lawyer is your representative, your guide, and the person who will fight on your behalf for the compensation you need and deserve after an accident. This means that your lawyer may do things like:

  • Assist in gathering evidence: A personal injury lawyer will often help an accident victim gather and organize necessary evidence to support their claim. This evidence may include police reports, photographs of the accident, witness statements, medical records, and more. In seeking to build the strongest case possible, an attorney will assess the evidence and determine the best legal strategy to pursue the maximum amount of compensation available
  • Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies and other parties: It’s no secret that insurance companies can be difficult to deal with. Like many businesses, they are eager to make money – not spend it. As a result, negotiations can often be complicated. The same can be true of other defendants in a case as well. An attorney who knows and understands the law can negotiate on your behalf to pursue the settlement you need and deserve.
  •  Present your case to the court: Sometimes, personal injury cases settle, and in other cases, the parties decide to go to court. If your case ends up in court, having a personal injury lawyer on your side who can guide you through that process with your best interests in mind is essential.

 These are only a few of the many roles that your personal injury lawyer might have as you pursue your case. Every case is different, and depending upon your unique circumstances, your lawyer might help you in any number of ways. That’s why it’s very important to choose the right legal team to fight for you.


Without a doubt, a personal injury lawyer fulfills many essential functions throughout the course of a pending case. The most important of those roles, however, is serving as your guide, and the champion of your rights throughout the litigation process. You deserve someone on your side who will fight for you by utilizing the best legal strategies on your behalf, and who will keep you informed and involved every step of the way. At Roden Law, we are that team. We’re here for you, and we’re ready to help. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you soon.