No matter the type of accident, if you were recently injured due to someone else acting negligently or recklessly then you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. The best way to get the facts about your particular situation is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. In the meantime, you can read on to learn some of the dos and don’ts to follow.
Do: Tell Your Doctor Everything There is to Tell Them About Your Injury
When you talk to your doctor, make sure you tell them everything there is to tell. Tell them everything that hurts. Tell them if you were previously injured in the same place or in a similar way. Be honest about your pain levels. Do not increase or decrease your answers based on what you think they need or want to hear.
Don’t: Hide Anything from Your Attorney
Remember that your personal injury attorney is there to help you and we can best help you when we have all the facts. If we are not aware of past injuries or some detail of the accident, and that detail comes out during the negotiation or trial, we will be unable to prepare for how to handle it. Give us the information in advance and we can find the best way to treat that information.
Do: Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
There are two main reasons to do what your doctor says. First of all, doing so will give you the best chance of getting better as soon as possible. Second, following your doctor’s instructions is crucial in winning your case. If you do not follow their directions, you can count on the insurance company claiming that you were not as injured as you claimed or that your injury would have healed if you had followed the doctor’s orders.
Don’t: Miss a Doctor’s Appointment
Even if you feel better, even if you have no news to report, it is essential to keep up on all scheduled doctor’s appointments. Once again, this is to ensure you heal as well as possible and to ensure that you have a paper trail of your medical care.
Do: Be Honest about Your Financial Losses
It may be easier to estimate your financial losses but this can get you in a lot of trouble. If the opposition is able to find even one inaccuracy, you can count on them using that to try and show you were dishonest about the rest of your claim. If you are unsure how to determine your actual losses, talk to your attorney. We can work with financial experts to get the estimates you need.
Don’t: Try to Deal with This on Your Own
You are not alone in this – you have The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker to help you. The last thing you want is to take this case on yourself because you simply do not have the experience or resources to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.