Steps After An Accident
For many years, we have helped our clients obtain satisfactory settlements and awards in personal injury cases. Our experience has indicated that the success of your case depends on your cooperation. Therefore, we have prepared a list of instructions for you to follow; this will assist in avoiding delays in proceeding with your case and obtaining the maximum benefit for you.
1. DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ANYONE: It is important that you understand you are not to give statements in writing, verbal or otherwise to anyone but your attorney or his staff, unless instructed by us. If you have volunteered any information previously, please advise us as soon as possible.
2. APPOINTMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE: If you are unable to keep an appointment with your doctor, our office, or anyone else regarding this case, notify them that you are canceling and arrange for a new appointment date. If you receive calls or letters from us, please reply at once. Delay may be detrimental to your case.
3. EXPENSES: (If Applicable) keep a record of all expenses connected with this case. Save all bills and receipts from doctors, pharmacies, hospital, repair estimates and other bills, and mail them to us. Obtain a written bill or receipt whenever possible. If more than one person is being treated, please indicate clearly for whom the charges are billed.
4. CORRESPONDENCE FROM PERSONS OTHER THAN YOUR ATTORNEY: Mail all correspondence and forms you receive from others to our office (including those from your own insurance company). All completed forms and reports should be mailed to us, so that we may check their correctness and make copies for our records. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING US.
5. KEEPING YOUR ATTORNEY UP TO DATE: Inform this office of any or all of the following.
- Changes in your address or telephone number;
- Change in your employment;
- Changes in your physical condition;
- Date of your return to work;
- Date of your discharge from the hospital and doctor;
- Material facts which occur to you after our initial interview, such as the names of possible witnesses.
6. RESPONDING TO OUR INQUIRIES: In litigating your case, there are times when papers and/or documents must be filed in a timely manner, or it may be prejudicial to your case and you could incur unnecessary expenses for the delays. Therefore, it is extremely important that you respond to our inquiries as soon as you receive them.
We are here to serve you and guide you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call this office at (800)522-7274, at your convenience.