Simple Ways to Help Your Personal Injury Case
If you are working with a personal injury attorney due to an injury that you suffered through no fault of your own, you obviously want your case to be successful. Your personal injury lawyer will fight hard to ensure that you are compensated. While your lawyer will do most of the work, there are a few things that you can do to help your case. These are simple things and will not take much time or effort on your part.
Keep appointments and follow medical advice
Keep doctor's appointments.
Go to physical therapy if it's recommended.
Take notes about appointments, recommendations and treatment.
Take your medication.
Return calls promptly.
Keep your attorney advised of any changes in your health.
Keep your lawyer informed as to new telephone numbers, or a change of address.
If you skip appointments, don't follow medical advice, and don't take your medications, it can put you in an unfavorable light. The opposing attorney may use this against you to lower the amount of your compensation should you win your case.
Give your attorney all information that is requested
If your attorney needs information, get it to him or her quickly. Waiting for documents, tax records, signatures and other information could hold up your case.
Contact the attorney in a timely manner
The sooner you contact an attorney once you've been injured, the better. There are time frames within which a case must be filed. There are also time frames or when information and other items must be submitted. These cannot be changed by the attorney.
Sometimes the law moves more slowly than you might have imagined. You can help your lawyer by being patient. You may not have heard from your attorney in a while, but this does not mean that you and your case has been forgotten. When there is news, you will be contacted. Trust that your attorney is working hard on the case to get you everything that you are entitled to. It can be difficult to sit back and wait, but in many cases, your attorney can't make things move any faster than they are.
The few simple things listed are some ways that you can help your lawyer and your case. Do your part by keeping appointments and listening to the doctor's instructions. Get information to your lawyer as soon as possible, and be patient. Everything will be settled in due time.