Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has been a benefit to all sorts of industries. Agriculture, sports, fashion and legal services have all been able to streamline processes because of AI. As this technology advances, it is likely it will become more commonplace in most working environments.
Personal injury law is no different and the work processes can be improved with AI. Here are 4 main ways in which AI may begin to improve processes.
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A large part of a personal injury lawyer’s job is the paperwork-based casework. They could spend a significant amount of time trawling through documents for a key piece of information.
The introduction of AI software has enabled AI to assess large volumes of documentation quickly and pick out information such as medical records, dates, names and personal information. This allows lawyers to have more time to do the litigation and profitable work.
AI algorithms are also able to predict likely outcomes of personal injury claims. This software can analyse historical data and consider different variables such as the former rulings of judges, the local laws and the strength of any evidence being presented.
Another benefit is that AI will be able to flag quickly if the claimant has made any previous claims and the circumstances surrounding them. This will help to prevent fraudulent claims which cost businesses and the public by raising premiums.
Based on the AI software’s predictions, lawyers can work with their clients to decide whether it is worth pursuing the claim or if they should settle out of court.
Legal research is a time-consuming process when it comes to personal injury law as there are lots of variables to consider. AI uses tools such as natural language processing to be able to sift through legal databases to find relevant precedents and statutes.
This will significantly reduce the amount of research time for lawyers, freeing them up to do other work. This will lead to a more efficient and productive firm overall.
AI has started to be utilised when it comes to automating some legal processes. Legal documents, contracts and agreements may start to be generated automatically based on predefined templates and information.
This makes the paperwork processes streamlined and more efficient. Within the personal injury sphere, there tends to be a group of standard letters and forms that are sent to clients and other parties. By automating this, they will get generated quickly and sent without human intervention.