Once you choose a law firm to handle your personal injury claim, you will have taken the first major step toward securing a financial recovery. However, pursuing financial compensation after an accident is a process, and you will need to work closely with your attorney at many steps along the way. In order to help maximize your chances of quickly securing a full and fair compensation award, here are five tips that will help you work effectively with your personal injury attorney:
How You Can Help with Your Claim for Compensation
1. Be Prepared to Participate.
When pursuing a personal injury claim on your behalf, your attorney will need you to supply him or her with critical information, and you may need to do things (like seeing a new doctor) in order to aid in your claim for compensation. While your attorney will handle the vast majority of your case for you – and at Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on the VIP treatment we provide to our clients – generally speaking, the more engaged you are the better the outcome will be.
2. Be Patient.
Securing an insurance settlement or court verdict takes time, and your case could go days or weeks without any significant developments. But, this does not mean that your lawyer is neglecting your case. In fact, your attorney is most likely hard at work behind the scenes, and he or she simply needs time to prepare your case to win the compensation you deserve.
3. Think Critically Important Decisions.
From incurring certain case-related expenses to deciding whether to accept a settlement offer or go to trial, you will need to make several important decisions throughout the course of your personal injury lawsuit. These decisions could impact you and your family for years to come, so it is important not to take them lightly. Listen to your attorney’s advice, ask your questions, and think the long-term consequences before you rush to judgment on any significant matter in your case.
4. Don’t Cause Delays.
While you should not rush important decisions, when your attorney asks you to provide information or see a specialist, you should try to do so as soon as possible. Promptly supplying your attorney with needed information will help keep your case running smoothly while helping to avoid any unnecessary delays.
5. Don’t Make Mistakes that Could Jeopardize Your Claim.
Finally, from the moment you get injured, there are critical mistakes you need to avoid in order to protect your claim for maximum compensation. Listen carefully when your attorney tells you what you should and shouldn’t do while your case is pending, and make a concerted effort to avoid errors that could jeopardize your legal rights.
Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident and would like to speak with an attorney, Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers for a free and confidential consultation. I’m Brian D. Guralnick, and when you call my firm, I will personally fight to help you win maximum compensation. To learn more your rights and find out what you should be doing to protect them, call me at 561.202.MORE(6673) now.
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. If you need advice on specific legal issues, please consult with a licensed Personal Injury attorney.