Here’s How You Can Assist Your Personal Injury Attorney With Your Case
If you have been injured in a car, truck, bicycle, moped, or scooter accident in Florida because of another party’s negligence and have hired a personal injury attorney to help you with your case, you are one step closer to securing the compensation you deserve. However, to ensure you get the best outcome from your case, you need to help your attorney help your case. Generally, as a client, you need to do whatever is necessary to ensure your case goes as smoothly as possible and you recover the compensation you deserve. You need to do whatever your attorney requests of you and other things you know need to be done, even if your attorney does not ask you to do them.
Below are somethings to do to assist your personal injury attorney. Note that there is a lot more you can and should do to assist your personal injury lawyer help your case.
Give Your Attorney the Entire Story
You need to tell your lawyer everything about your accident. Even if you think certain information may paint you in a bad image, share that information with your attorney. Whatever you share with your personal injury attorney is confidential. The other side won’t find out what you tell your lawyer. So, avoid omitting details about your accident just because you think they might make you look guilty. A skilled attorney knows how to present their client in the best possible light. An experienced personal injury can prevent whatever information you share with them from highly impacting your case. Remember, if your attorney finds out about crucial information from the other side, they will be at a disadvantage and will most likely be unable to keep unfavorable facts from negatively affecting your case.
Always Respond to Your Lawyer
You want your personal injury attorney to always return your phone calls and emails, right? Even attorneys appreciate it when their clients return their calls and emails. Failing to return your attorney’s calls or emails on time can adversely affect your case.
Attend All Your Medical Appointments
If you miss too many medical appointments, the defense side might conclude that your injury is not as serious as you claim it is. You need to keep all your medical appointments, or at least avoid missing too many of them so that your lawyer can have an easy time convincing the insurance company or court about the severity of your injury.
Put a Hold on Social Media
When dealing with a personal injury case, it is advisable that you take a break from social media. One innocent post on Facebook or Twitter can adversely affect your case. If, for example, you are claiming you suffered a severe injury, and then you tweet about an upcoming hike, you can be sure that the other side will use that tweet against you even if you are not planning to join in on the hike.
Provide Documents on Time
Ensure you provide requested documents and return fully completed forms to your attorney on time. It is crucial that you do this to keep your case progressing and for your attorney to meet the filing deadlines.
Contact a Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer
Do you have questions that need to be answered or need more information? If so, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our Plantation personal injury lawyers at Lyons & Snyder.