Hiring an experienced attorney is just the first step to take as you make the journey toward fair compensation for the injuries you may have sustained.
The next step is helping your personal injury attorney help you receive the most compensation possible for your claim. So, how can you do this? Follow the simple tips below to improve your chances after filing your personal injury claim.
Don't Leave Out Any Details
After hiring your personal injury attorney, it is important to tell them the entire story. Any conversation you have with your attorney is protected by attorney-client privilege which means you can feel confident and comfortable telling the attorney the truth. Anything you say to your attorney must be kept in strict confidence.
Share all the details you can about the incident and what happened. Be very specific. If you did anything wrong, don't be afraid to admit it to your lawyer. To help you, they need the whole story minus any surprises later.
Follow All Medical Recommendations
After becoming injured, it is very important to seek medical attention for those injuries right away and then follow each and every instruction given to you by the medical professionals you are seeing. Make sure to go to all of your doctor's appointments following the accident and follow all their recommendations as you are treated and enter recovery.
If you fail to do this, you will be hurting your case because it will look as if you aren’t really hurt or in need of medical attention and treatment. This also means that you don't need compensation for the injuries either.
Don't Talk About Your Case
Another important thing to remember during your case is to never discuss the details with anyone other than your attorney. Some people may try to manipulate what you are saying to work in their favor and go against your best interests. Let your attorney step in where needed.
This also means not posting anything about the case on any of your social media accounts. Social media posts can reveal a lot about a person, and insurance adjusters do not hesitate to use this information against you during your claim process.
You should also never rely on the privacy settings you have on your social media accounts either. Avoid making a costly mistake by steering clear of social media for the duration of the claims process.
You can also help your attorney by supplying them with all the necessary documentation they need in a timely manner. There are forms that you will need to fill out including insurance forms and other medical documents. Doing so will keep your claim moving in the right direction and will ensure that you meet all deadlines.
Finally, the biggest thing you can do to help your attorney win your case is to be patient. The process can be extremely complicated and time-consuming. After the accident, many steps need to be followed, and a lot of evidence needs to be collected, and this all takes time to do.
From gathering police reports and witness statements to collecting the paperwork from the doctors for any injuries, there is a lot that is needed to help win your case.
If you are ever unclear about the process or you aren't sure what documentation is needed, don't be afraid to ask your attorney any questions you may have or address any concerns. They are experienced in personal injury cases and are there to help walk you through and explain the process from start to finish.
They have the experience and the knowledge of the law that is needed to win your case and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Be cooperative and listen to what they have to say, and you will be increasing your chances of a successful case tenfold.