You were injured in a car crash, and the other driver was responsible. You believe you have a case for a personal injury lawsuit, and you are getting ready to meet with your personal injury attorney for the first time. Are you aware that you can contribute to making your lawsuit a winner? One way to do so is to waste no time in calling an experienced personal injury attorney. Don’t delay: when you let time pass, your memory will get fuzzy, and wasted time can make it harder for your attorney to collect evidence for your case.
Your attorney will plan and execute the strategy for pursuing your lawsuit, but it is your help that can make the case a lot stronger. A few important things you can do that are critical to your lawsuit:
- Take pictures of the crash, the scene, and your injuries. If you are unable to do so due to your injuries, ask someone else to take pictures for you. The photos will serve as powerful evidence in your case.
- Gather any other relevant evidence, such as the police report, information on other people involved as well as witnesses.
- Seek medical treatment promptly, and make sure that you follow any doctors’ orders that help speed your recovery. You may need to demonstrate that you have been compliant with the treatment you are receiving.
- Keep records, especially of your injury, pain and medical treatment, including a record of medications that you are taking. Your memory will not retain details for long, but it will be important to your case to describe specific issues related to your injury. Are there parts of your daily routine that you have difficulty completing? Have you been feeling pain, distress, or depression?
- Do not discuss your case with anyone if it is not specifically necessary to do so. As we advised you in a previous blog, your use of social media can harm you case. Posts on websites such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Instagram have begun to be used as evidence in personal injury lawsuits. Guard your privacy, and don’t give the defendant’s attorney any potential evidence that might be used against your case.
- Be sure to inform your lawyer of any developments or new information about your injuries, contacts from your insurance company, or other factors that might affect your case.
Richard Manger, principal of Manger Law Firm, has extensive experience in litigation and settlements, with a focus on personal injury and workers’ compensation law. We are proud of the strong relationships of loyalty and trust we develop with our clients. We go above and beyond to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. You can contact Richard Manger via email at email@example.com, or by calling (336) 882-2000.