Sure, you hire your car accident lawyer to try to win a court case or at least get the guilty person to agree to a settlement. However, you simply can't leave everything on the shoulders of your attorney and expect nothing but success. As it is, even the best of attorneys cannot guarantee a specific outcome. Therefore, you want to work together, with your accident attorney, in order to give yourself the best chance at getting the kind of results you want from this incident. Check out the following few pointers for how to help your lawyer.
Gather All Medical Facility Contact Information
You just cannot expect your lawyer to magically know the names of the medical facilities that you have visited since your car accident. You might have gone to one emergency room or you might have visited several during the last few weeks. You might have your family doctor, a specialist, and a chiropractor that you are working with. In order to help your lawyer gather all of the most up to date information regarding your medical records, you need to make a list of doctor names, medical facility names, addresses, and contact numbers.
Talk To Your Personal Witnesses Regarding Your Injuries
Some people are simply extremely uncomfortable talking to lawyers, even if it not their case and they are not in any trouble. It is important for your close friends and family to be able to talk to your car accident lawyer about how your injuries are truly affecting your day-to-day life, as well as the lives of your immediate family such as your children. Their testimony might be just what you need to convince the judge, or even possibly a jury, that your injuries are truly serious. Therefore, talk to your friends and family. Ask them to start paying as much attention to how you appear to them. Tell them to make notes if they have to. There is no right or wrong answer, as the lawyer will simply be looking for an opinion of what they are observing. By talking to your friends before the lawyer does, your friends will be prepared to answer all questions that they are asked.
With these tips, you should have no problem helping your car accident lawyer with your case. Also, do not be afraid to ask your lawyer, one like Klafter & Mason LLC, if there happens to be anything else that you can do for the case.