An accident on the road can lead to many unanswered questions, and may have you questioning what it means for you and your family. Our personal injury attorneys find it important to educate our clients on what to do and who to talk to if you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision.
At Castle Law Office, we think it's crucial for our clients to understand their role and the process during their case as the legal team works to get compensation for the negligence of another party. Below are several important factors you may want to consider if you've been involved in an car crash.
1. SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR YOUR INJURIES.
It’s important to seek professional medical attention after an accident. You may also need to continue with follow-up appointments and treatment plans as recommended by your doctor if you have suffered an injury. Not only is this for your health, but it also tells the insurance companies that you are actually injured and serious about healing. All medical records from these doctor visits will detail treatment, costs, work restrictions, and other important information we need for your claim, but it is also a good idea to keep track of it yourself.
2. PROVIDE YOUR ATTORNEY AS MUCH INFOMRATION AND DOCUMENTATION AS YOU CAN.
Providing as much information as you can is always beneficial to the success of your case. Property damage and injury photographs, eyewitness accounts, and medical records will all provide the necessary evidence to not only prove your injuries but will also provide a better understanding of the overall financial burden and physical toll the collision has had on your life.
3. MAINTAIN A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE ACCIDENT AND CASE DETAILS.
While your attorney will gather and help with keeping track of deadlines and such, it can be helpful to have a personal log of your injuries, treatment, and improvement along the way. A lot happens during the duration of a personal injury case and these minor details can be helpful at the end of the day.
4. ONLY SUBMIT ACCURATE AND CORRECT INFORMATION
It might seem like a good idea to play up or play down your injuries after an accident in order to try to gain more compensation or manipulate the case in some way. However, the truth is always the best route to take. If you avoid telling the truth, you could risk ruining your case altogether.
5. AVOID DISCUSSING THE DETAILS OF YOUR CASE WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE OF YOUR LEGAL TEAM.
Your case details are important and we don’t want any information to be misunderstood. Careful communication is important with your insurance company as well as family, friends, and even on social media. We don’t want anything you say online to be used against you in your injury claim.
6. DON’T WITHHOLD INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACCIDENT FROM YOUR ATTORNEY.
You should be completely honest with your attorney from the start. Being dishonest in a personal injury case can create a lot of confusion and misaligned information. Holding back details from your case only prevents your attorney from doing their job as best they can. It is best if we know the good, the bad, and the ugly because if we know the bad stuff, we can prepare, and we can decide how to best approach that and be ready to defend you rather than being surprised.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, financial loss, and other damages. You may only need an attorney once in your life, and if you do, we are here, right here, fighting for you. Call Castle Law Office at 816-842-7100 or you can click here to email us.