Your personal injury lawyer’s primary role is to manage the details surrounding your claim to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. That way, you can better focus your time and energy on recovering from your injuries or supporting your injured family member. At James H. Brown and Associates, our lawyers understand firsthand the many challenges victims face. However, you can do a few things to ensure that your personal injury claim moves along as smoothly as possible. Below are some suggestions; continue reading to learn more.
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
As your personal injury lawyer, it’s our duty to prepare your claim and present it to achieve a fair settlement from the party at fault. As the plaintiff, it’s your responsibility to keep up to date with your health care team. That way, you can recover from your accident as soon as possible. When visiting your healthcare provider, you need to advise them of any challenges you’re experiencing so that they can adequately provide you with treatment. It’s also vital that you follow your doctor’s treatment plans. Failing to follow your health care provider’s recommendations can delay recovery, and potentially limit your ability to rehabilitate your injuries completely. Additionally, it could create doubt in your case and negatively impact your settlement amount. A significant part of partnering with a personal injury lawyer is being honest and truthful with your lawyer and doctor. You expect the James H. Brown team to be open and upfront with you, and it’s best if you also return that favour. A legal relationship built on mutual trust means we can better work together for the justice you deserve.
Keep Your Lawyer Informed
James H. Brown and Associates will contact you regularly to appropriately represent your interests and case. That way, we can receive periodic updates regarding your status. It’s vital that you keep our team up to date about any relevant developments like treatment changes, new costs you’re incurring as a result of your accident, or alterations in your employment situation. In addition, if you relocate or change contact information, it’s vital that you provide our team with your new address and telephone number. That way, we can maintain regular contact with you or your loved ones.
When your personal injury claim concludes, you may be compensated for any out-of-pocket expenses you’ve had to pay due to your accident and treatment. That means it’s vital that you keep any receipts or invoices from these expenses so you can substantiate them. In addition, if you’ve paid for housekeeping assistance, you may be entitled to claim reimbursement for that expense. Compensation can be available as long as you’ve documented and kept track of your costs and how they relate to damages you’ve incurred. Understanding the importance of documentation will make it easier for your legal team to ensure that you are compensated for the damages you’ve accrued. At James H. Brown and Associates, we recommend that you keep a journal detailing any important events and dates related to your treatment, accident, injuries, legal or medical meetings, and more. Remember that no single detail is too minor to document, so the more information you have, the stronger your case will be.
James H. Brown is Here to Help When Your Life is Turned Upside Down!
The quicker you speak with an injury lawyer after you, or a loved one has experienced an accident, the sooner you can start down the road to recovery. Fortunately, James H. Brown and Associates is here to make starting a case quick and easy! Unlike many other law firms in Edmonton, our team of highly experienced lawyers are available and ready to speak with you as soon as possible. When you call our team, we won’t direct you to a call centre or intake team; instead, you’ll speak with an injury lawyer immediately.
Contact us immediately to speak with a knowledgable personal injury lawyer and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with James H. Brown and Associates.