After you hire an attorney for your personal injury case, make sure you keep in touch with the lawyer during the claim process. It is important to provide your attorney with the actual evidence used to prove your case. This includes medical bills, expenses, and loss of income documentation from your employment. Regular communication is important. If your attorney calls you, make sure you return their call as soon as you can since they may be seeking to obtain further information or update you about your case.
Here are some other suggestions:
Make sure to thoroughly read all correspondence from your attorney.
Keep all medical appointments with your treating doctors and physical therapy appointments.
Maintain a file of all medical bills records, lost wages, and other expenses in relation to the incident.
Make sure to keep a list all of witnesses who can testify about your injuries or the events of the accident. These people may be called upon especially if litigation is necessary.
Collect any and all photos that were taken at the scene of the accident and any photos depicting damage or injuries. Make sure your lawyer gets copies - digital photos are best.
Make sure you notify your attorney of any changes in address, phone number, marital status, change of employment, or significant change of your physical condition.
If you receive any correspondence, bills, etc. in the mail relating to your case from anyone or any facility, send a copy to your lawyer. Don't assume your lawyer is automatically getting copies unless you see them specifically copied on the correspondence.
Keeping your lawyer in the loop helps your case run smoothly.
Be sure to answer all your attorney’s questions truthfully and honestly. There is nothing to be gained from hiding information from your lawyer. If you need help with your personal injury case, call our office at (661) 414-7100 or click here to get started.