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Personal Injury Attorney: Instructions For Injury Clients Part One
Your personal injury attorney team at Noland Law Firm wants you to be knowledgeable as an injury client on the things which you should not do, things for you to remember, and the five big mistakes injury clients make. No one expects to be injured in an accident, but thousands of people are injured every year. When this happens you need a personal injury attorney with experience to guide you in your next steps.
But first, there are a few things that you should not do as an injury client. You should not give any statements, whether written, recorded or oral, to anyone concerning your accident or your injuries without first getting our approval. Do not make any incorrect statements about prior injuries or accidents to any doctor who treats you or examines you. If you don’t remember, say so. Also, do not change your address or employment without notifying your personal injury attorney.
However, you should remember a few things if you are an injured client. If you were involved in a car accident and your vehicle was damaged, try to obtain pictures before you get it repaired. Make sure to take pictures in color, and take lots of them in varying positions to show all the damage to your vehicle, the other vehicle involved, and the scene.
As an injury client make sure to save all medical items such as pill bottles, casts, braces, and other items from your doctors. And be sure to obtain and save all receipts itemizing any and all expenses you incurred as a result of your injury. Receipts must be dated and contain legible and complete vendor information. This also includes all insurance correspondence and medical bills.
Also, you need to tell your personal injury attorney of any changes regarding your job, such as job duties, salary or anything else work-related. And make sure to inform us of anything you think has a bearing on the case, including extensive medical treatment or hospitalization.
Lastly, the five big mistakes that injury clients make can make a difference in your case. Not seeing your doctor if you are in pain, doing what the doctor tells you to do, not keeping your doctor’s appointments, and failing to tell your doctor about medical problems due to the accident can be damaging to your injury case. Also, discussing your case with anyone other than your doctor or attorney can likewise hurt your case.
When choosing a personal injury attorney, the Noland Law Firm has over 45 years of combined experience, and provide the sophistication of a large legal practice with the personal attention of a small firm. If you are in Liberty, North Kansas City, Raytown, Independence or the Blue Springs area and are in need of a personal injury attorney, contact us today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call us at (816) 781-5055 with any questions you have regarding your injury case.