Have you been injured by no fault of your own? What will you do? You can be happy again if you get the right attorney. Read this article to figure out how to make the strongest case for court.
Don’t forget to include lost income in your claim. This means how much time you spent away from work, unpaid or paid at a lower rate, due to injury (mental or physical), not having transportation, etc. Additionally, you can include any money lost because you couldn’t attend your college classes.
Go to the ABA (American Bar Association) to begin searching for an attorney. The Bar can give you good local recommendations and help you verify each lawyer’s good record before you contact potential lawyers.
Take as many pictures as you can to have through documentation of your injuries. Most cellphones have cameras built in, so use that if you do not have an actual camera, or ask a witness to take photos for you. Do this immediately following injuries to get the best pictures.
Organize all your medical records in one handy spot. Anything that your doctor has given you, as well as billing information and prescription costs, should be saved. Always retain correspondence from your physician regarding your injury.
When you are meeting with your lawyer for the first time, ask any questions that come to mind. For example, ask questions on what you need to expect, the amount of time the process will take, potential surprise, etc. Asking questions will make you more comfortable.
You should keep a record of any doctors appointments you have if you have a personal injury case. In order for things to go your way, you need to prove you were injured and you’re doing all you can to get better. Not doing so may make it seem like you are deceiving the court.
Use these tips to find the best advocate you can to represent your interests. Being prepared is of the utmost importance, and that means setting up the best legal team possible. Now you are ready to get things rolling.