When tragedy strikes and you find yourself needing to find an attorney, things can seem chaotic and confusing. Here are a few simple things you can do as a client to help your attorney’s office represent you to the best of their ability:
- Be Honest – when providing your attorney with the details surrounding what happened, make sure to inform them of everything that happened, good or bad.
- Keep Track of Receipts Related to Claim – compiling information surrounding your claim and keeping it organized will be of great benefit as your case proceeds.
- Follow the Doctors’ Orders – one of the most important things you can do after you have been injured is to follow the doctors’ orders exactly as provided to you. Keep your attorney informed of any changes in your medical status.
- Be aware that many insurance companies hire private investigators to build a case against you; be mindful that somebody may be watching/videotaping you.
- Notify Your Attorney of Any Changes to Your Contact Information – keeping your attorney’s office informed of all your up to date contact information ensures they will be able to reach you with important information or questions that arise.
Following these simple steps can make a big difference in the effectiveness of your attorney-client relationship and will help your attorney help you.