Personal injury attorneys can move mountains for their clients. They have an amazing ability to find witnesses, dig up data, and stand up to defendants in order to get you the compensation you deserve after an injury. But here's the thing — if you want your personal injury attorney to do an amazing job on the case, you will need to put forth some effort yourself, too. Here are some ways you can help your personal injury lawyer help you.
Listen to your doctor.
Make sure you are following your doctor's treatment instructions closely. If you do not follow doctors' orders, the defense may argue that your failure to follow up with treatment has made your injuries worse and that you therefore do not deserve compensation. Your lawyer can argue against this claim, of course, but it is better if they do not have to. Take your treatment seriously, and your lawyer can then focus on other aspects of your claim.
Your lawyer will be relying on you to provide them with much of the evidence needed for your claim. For instance, you will have to give them copies of your medical bills and reports, any incident reports related to the accident, and so forth. Provide this evidence promptly. If you can hand it over at your first meeting with the lawyer, that's best. If not, email it over as soon as possible. The more your lawyer has to work with and the sooner they have it, the better the job they'll be able to do.
Attend in person, when possible.
If you are badly injured and cannot leave your house or the hospital, then that's one thing. But if you are well enough to leave the house, make sure you attend as many law meetings, court appearances, and other meetings in-person as possible. While you may technically be able to call in or conference in with video software, being there in person will make it easier for your lawyer to ask questions and get answers to them quickly.
It can be tempting to exaggerate your injury or claims in order to make them more convincing, but you need to resist this temptation. Your lawyer will be better able to argue your side if they know the truth. If they pass on information that you gave them and it is later found that the information was exaggerated, this will call the whole claim into question, which will make it harder for your lawyer to argue your side.
Personal injury attorneys provide a valuable service, and they can be incredibly helpful to your case. Follow the tips above for a better experience. Contact a personal injury attorney to learn more.Share