Have you filed or are you thinking about filing a personal injury case? What are some of the things that will likely come your way over the course of your case? Although you cannot see into the future, it will nonetheless benefit you to examine things that are typical in personal injury cases so you will know what to expect.
As you seek potential representation for your personal injury matter, take the time to seek personal recommendations from friends and family who have been in situations similar to yours. If you do this, your chances of finding a good lawyer that you’re able to work with will be much higher. It is in your best interest to invest in a qualified lawyer.
If you are contacted by an insurance company that claims it needs to take a statement for their investigations, refuse to say anything to them. The best thing to do in this situation is to give them the name of your attorney and tell them to call him if they have any questions or concerns.
Check online for positively reviewed attorneys. Take the time to compare different lawyers and look for reviews written by clients. Look for injury attorneys with successful and long track records.
To help prepare for your personal injury case, make sure you keep copies of everything medically related to your case in a single location, such as a file or notebook. This should include doctor notes, receipts and after injury care instructions. Always retain correspondence from your physician regarding your injury.
Not all injuries warrant a call to an attorney. There is good chance that you will feel well pretty soon. However, if some time has passed and you’re still in pain, it is definitely time to contact your lawyer.
Be completely honest with your lawyer. Your lawyer is bound by a confidentiality clause, so feel free to tell them everything you know, even if you think it may harm your case. Withholding information is far more harmful to your case than anything you could tell your lawyer. A lawyer needs to know all of the information available in order to be effective.
If you decide to handle your own personal injury claim, you need to make sure you have the correct identity and address of the person involved. If you do not, there is a possibility that your case will be thrown out of court. The police report is a great place to find this information.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, you will need to have proof of the accident. At the time of the accident, take photographs of the site and get signed witness statements. You should also take note if there was “wet floor” sign at the location.
One of the first things people often want to know when they approach a lawyer about a personal injury case is what exactly they can expect to happen over the course of their case. You have already been through enough with your injury! You owe it to yourself to take some of the guesswork and mystery out of this legal process.