From the ground up: What do lawyers actually do to build a case?

What do lawyers actually do to build a case

Any fan of LA Law knows that lawyers have plenty of meetings, make phone calls and take notes at the start of a case and, voila, 22 minutes of screen time later, the case is resolved.

If only it was that easy. The truth is that behind the scenes, lawyers build cases for their clients brick by brick, starting with who caused your injuries. We collect photos, videos and notes about the scene, obtain police records and conduct witness interviews. Did the weather have something to do with the incident? We get weather and traffic reports, too.

Once the investigation process is underway, we also collect medical, rehab records, photos, income tax records and accountant reports from before and after the incident, to help determine the value of your case.

Want to watch our video on the process?

Here you go:

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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