Step-by-Step Guide to Your Personal Injury Claim

After suffering a serious injury due to another party’s negligence, the last thing you want to do is navigate the legal maze. The good news is that the Dyer Law team is here for you—not just to represent you and work to obtain your rightful compensation, but to serve as your counsel and support system, too. Pursuing a personal injury claim may seem complicated and overwhelming, but our staff of personal injury lawyers has navigated this process countless times. We’ve created this directory to break down each step of the personal injury claim process and guide you through what’s coming next.


The Dyer Law Process includes a free, no-pressure consultation with one of our experienced injury attorneys. After you schedule your personal injury consultation, an attorney will meet with you in person or over the phone to discuss your legal rights and the best path forward for your case. If you decide to let our attorneys proceed with your case, the Dyer Law team will lead you through the next steps in the personal injury claim process.

Gathering Evidence

Once you’ve decided to pursue your personal injury lawsuit with Dyer Law, our team will begin investigating your case by gathering evidence. Your attorney will guide you through an intake process to learn the details of your accident, ensuing injuries, the medical provider(s) you’ve treated with, and any other resulting damages. As part of the personal injury investigation, our team will interview witnesses to your injury, obtain relevant medical records and bills, and review other important details surrounding your accident injury claim.


While our personal injury claim lawyers work to compile evidence to support your case, you will continue treatment with an approved medical provider until you reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). To reach MMI means that your provider assesses that further medical treatment is unlikely to improve your condition. The Dyer Law team will continue to gather relevant medical records, bills, and other personal injury evidence until this point and include them in a “demand package” for the defendant and/or their representative(s).


After you have completed all related medical treatment, our team will assemble your medical/pharmaceutical bills, mileage to and from appointments, and any other damages (e.g. property damage, lost wages from time off work, pain and suffering damages, etc.) into a “demand package” for settlement. The demand itemizes all damages related to your injury. Your attorney will send your demand to the defendant and/or their representative(s) in an effort to prompt personal injury settlement discussions.


Your attorney will communicate with the defendant and/or their representative(s) to find an acceptable pre-suit compromise for your personal injury settlement. Many personal injury cases are resolved through settlement. If the parties are unable to come to an agreement, your attorney may turn to court proceedings to resolve the dispute.


If your attorney and the opposing party are unable to reach an acceptable settlement, your case may be pursued in court. While litigation is often lengthy and tedious, our experienced team works hard to make the process as painless as possible.

As always, we recommend consulting an experienced personal injury claim lawyer to discuss how to best proceed with your personal injury case. To learn more about Dyer Law’s approach to personal injury law, visit or call (402) 393-7529 for your free consultation.