# Maintain file including documents involving contact with insurance carrier(s), client, health care provider(s), employer(s)
and state/local agencies.
# Obtain, review, organize, and analyze medical records. If appropriate, compile medical notebook for each individual
involved in action.
# Conduct computerized medical, scientific, and technical literature research. Analyze materials and prepare synopsis.
# Obtain and compile records relating to product history and information about similar products, including research and
development, manufacture, patent/copyright filings, instructions for use, distribution, sales, and advertising documents.
# Attend site, product, accident, or vehicle inspection.
# As necessary and appropriate, interview doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel involved in patient care.
# Obtain, review, and organize damage information; calculate damages (medical expenses, lost wages, household expenses,
consortium claims, property damages); prepare, maintain, and update damage summaries.
# Prepare settlement proposals, including assembling information on the history of plaintiff and the nature and effect
of injuries and damages.
# Develop information and acquire records for wrongful death, i.e., supporting evidence regarding sibling and/or child/parent
# Obtain factual information about products, companies, and individuals from various resources, including government agencies.
# As necessary and appropriate, arrange medical examinations for client or opposing parties.
# Communicate with experts and provide copies of all relevant documentation regarding accident, product information, and/or
medical care, including all summaries of same.
# Answer client questions, keep client updated on progress of case.
# Liaison with insurance adjusters, provide necessary information/documentation to adjusters.
# Interview experts - develop questions to ask experts. (Many times government experts will not volunteer information
but will answer direct questions posed to them, so the paralegal needs to know what questions to ask.)
# Write demand letters.
# Prepare settlement statements.