Following an accident, it can be confusing to know which steps to take. The steps below should help you successfully navigate during this difficult period.
1. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
Seek medical attention If you’ve been injured in an accident the first thing you want to do is seek a qualified medical professional. Make sure to keep detailed records of every doctors visit, x-rays, MRI’s or any other applicable medical files.
2. CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
You should have an attorney represent your case because they know how to fight and negotiate the legal system in order to get you the highest possible compensation.
3. KEEP THE DETAILS OF YOUR CASE PRIVATE
It is important that you understand you are not to give statements in writing, verbal or otherwise to anyone but your attorney or his staff, unless instructed by us. If you have volunteered any information previously, please advise us as soon as possible.
4. APPOINTMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE
If you are unable to keep an appointment with your doctor, our office, or anyone else regarding this case, notify them that you are canceling and arrange for a new appointment date. If you receive calls or letters from us, please reply at once. Delay may be detrimental to your case. Mail all correspondence and forms you receive from others to our office (including those from your own insurance company). PLEASE DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING US.
5. KEEP TRACK OF EXPENSES
Keep a record of all expenses connected with your case. Save all bills and receipts from doctors, pharmacies, hospital, repair estimates and other bills, and mail them to us.
6. KEEP YOUR ATTORNEY UP TO DATE
Changes in your address or phone number; Change in your employment; Changes in your physical condition; Date of your return to work; Date of your discharge from the hospital and doctor; Material facts which occur after our initial interview, such as the names of possible witnesses.
7. RESPONDING TO OUR INQUIRIES
When litigating your case, there are times when papers and documents must be filed in a timely manner or it may be harmful to your case, and you could incur unnecessary expenses for the delays. Therefore, it’s extremely important that you respond to our inquiries quickly.