Information Booklet for Personal Injury Clients
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You were injured in an auto accident. You hired an attorney for your case against the other driver for pain and suffering. Nothing more to do now, right? Wrong! There are a number of very short things that you can do to help your attorney prepare the best possible case which will bring you the most money.
The most important thing for you to do is to provide documentation of your medical bills, expenses and loss of income from your employment. The faster this is provided and the more detailed, the better the case will be for you. The following is a list of things that will also help your lawyer with your claim.
a. Return all phone calls promptly to your lawyer.
b. Read all correspondence from your lawyer.
c. Keep all appointments with medical facilities.
d. Maintain a file and record of medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses associated with the injury.
e. Keep a list of witnesses who may testify about your injuries or about the incident.
f. Take photographs as instructed by your attorney and maintain copies and negatives of such pictures.
g. Keep a journal of how your injuries impact your work and social life.
h. Notify your attorney immediately of any change of address, telephone numbers, marital status, change of employment or drastic change in your physical condition.
i. Answer all questions posed by your attorney truthfully and candidly.
j. Sign all forms requested by your attorney.
Doing these things will strengthen your case and give your attorney a better platform on which to base your claim. It only takes a few minutes but the benefits will more than make up for your time.