If you have been involved in an accident in which there is a personal injury claim, it’s important that you seek the right legal assistance in managing your case. There are a number of elements that can lead to a more successful personal injury claim. Here are some top tips for a more successful personal injury claim:
Go to all doctors appointments:
Attending regular doctor appointments and making sure that you’re following your doctor’s advice will be crucial to managing your claim.
Keep your legal team in the loop:
Notify your lawyer whenever there is a change to your medical treatment.
Note gaps in treatment:
If there is a gap in your treatment plan or you have to postpone therapy, make sure that you’re able to update your legal team.
Forward applicable medical records:
Your lawyer may not have the same access to medical records that you do. Sometimes it can take several weeks for your lawyer to stay in the loop regarding your treatment, making sure that you can forward over any applicable updates can be crucial for speeding up the process of your case.
Be careful on what you share to the public:
Post that you share on social media could be admissible in a court of law. Make sure that anything you share on social media is not related to your accident. You may also want to abstain from posting photos of you walking the dog or participating in risky behavior with your injuries.
Initiate contact with your lawyer regularly:
If you haven’t heard from the legal team in more than a month make sure that you are able to contact them for an update.
Contact your lawyer about questions in treatment:
If your medical provider has made recommendations for upcoming treatment, you may want to speak your lawyer before agreeing to treatment first.
Delaying treatment will not help your case:
Make sure that you are able to proceed with treatment whenever possible. A delay in treatment shows that the injuries you are suffering may not be serious.
Consider your legal team as a resource:
Do not hesitate to contact your legal team to learn more about your claim.
Document and communicate:
Anything regarding your case should be well documented as it could be admissible as evidence. If there are changes in your case or changes in communication make sure that you are able to update the office as required.
Be sure to follow these top tips if you are working to file a personal injury claim.
This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a personal injury attorney in Pasco County at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve!