On TV, lawsuits often look much simpler when watered down and compacted for a couple minutes of screen time, but that is not the case. If you have been hurt due to the action or inaction of another, your personal injury claim will involve much more time and paperwork than you might be conditioned to expect. Luckily, a skilled attorney can handle much of that. However, the client does also have some responsibilities when it comes to filing a personal injury claim.
The first and most important responsibility of the client is to communicate with their attorney this can be something as easy as calling them up or even sending them a message on Facebook these days. You should never keep secrets from your attorney if you think that bit of information is pertinent to your case. In order to best represent you, they need access to every last drop of information that they can use. Furthermore, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask them questions either just so you can be absolutely clear as to what is going on with your case.
The second responsibility of the client, and almost as important as communicating with your lawyer is to keep them informed and gather documentation. They can help keep you on task by sending you a message, but you should keep organized all your trips to the doctor and medical expenses just so they can get an accurate idea of the extent of your injuries and how much you need to cover them. If your injuries worsen, they need to know about that as well since it can affect the amount of compensation you need to get.
By keeping true with these responsibilities, you will be well on your way to a successful case. If you were hurt and wish to pursue compensation, contact us today.