Any type of accident can be stressful, and injuries related to an accident
can be costly and take months or years to heal. If you have been injured
and already retained an attorney, it is important that you are upfront
and honest about specific details related to your case to help your lawyer
secure a desirable outcome for you. Information regarding your accident
can give you an upper hand in trials and assist your attorney in working
with other parties involved in your case. Learn more about crucial information
you should provide your attorney early on in a case.
You should always tell your personal injury lawyer about:
Specifics Regarding Your Injury
- Tell your attorney anything and everything that you can remember about
your injuries and the scene. You should provide details such as where/when
the injury occurred and what type of treatment you received.
- If you have preexisting injuries, your lawyer should be aware of those as well.
Your Financial Situation
- It may seem uncomfortable, but an attorney needs to know what wages were
lost due to your injuries. This may include bankruptcies that were filed,
bills that you have not been able to pay or medical or personal expenses
related to your injury.
Criminal History on Your Records
- Insurance companies and defense attorneys may run background checks on
you . It is better that your attorney is made aware of your past criminal
history, even though it should have no effect on your personal injury case.
Spousal Support or Child Support You May Be Paying
- In some cases, settlements from personal injury cases may be awarded to
spouses receiving support or childcare. Make sure that your lawyer understands
any outstanding divorce decrees that you may have.
Any Contact You Have Had With Anyone From the Case or Insurance Companies
- Insurance companies may have contacted you since the accident, or the individual
or company involved may have tried to contact you. If you have spoken
to them, keep track of the conversation, including when they called and
how long the conversation was. Most calls or text should be forwarded
to your attorney.
Looking for an Experienced Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured and are still looking to obtain legal representation
after an accident, you can contact the trusted
Rochester personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Robert King. Clients can start with a free case evaluation!
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