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Working With Your Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury- If you or someone you love has been injured, or a loved one has died through the fault of others, you know how far-reaching the effects can be. In the event of death, spouses and children are left shattered by the experience. For these families, there are financial hardships, difficulties with insurance companies, and, often, expensive future medical needs to consider.
If you have been injured in an accident -- and hire the services of an attorney- here are several suggestions that may save you and your attorney time and effort.
1. Do not discuss your case with anyone. Refer all persons seeking information to your attorney.
2. Tell your doctor not to provide any information about your medical condition without your written authorization.
3. Take color photos of the scene (including skid marks and debris), the damages to your car and your injuries as quickly as possible and give the photos and negatives to your attorney. If you do not have access to a camera, your attorney should make the arrangements for you.
4. Keep all medical bills, prescription medications and other medical-related expense receipts together and forward copies to your attorney.
5. When you return to work, ask your employer to mail your attorney a statement of the wages you lost as a result of the vehicle accident. This statement must be on company stationery and state the amount of time you missed because of the accident and your hourly or weekly wage scale. It should be signed by a company official.
6. Consider consulting a personal injury attorney immediately. Often the first investigator out gets the best evidence.