Playing Your Part After An Accident
If another driver has caused you injuries and wrecked your car, you probably deserve some compensation. To get paid, you will need to do the right thing and get some professional legal help. A personal injury lawyer can improve your chances of being paid what you need. However, the lawyer will do a better job if you do your part as well. For some guidance on helping your case by playing your part, read on.
Keep Up with Paperwork
An accident can include a confusing array of issues — all of them seemingly important. You can best handle everything by getting organized. Get a folder with pockets for your paperwork and put your medical papers, the accident report, insurance correspondence, and more in the folder.
After an accident, it's difficult to know how long your personal injury situation will last. Many accident victims settle their cases within weeks. However, if you take your case to court, the accident situation could go on for months. It can become difficult to remember details if you don't write them down.
With that in mind, create a memory aid by beginning a journal. Any notebook will work for your accident journal. Write in the journal daily and begin with what you can remember about the accident and what happened after that. A journal will help you heal by writing down all the little details that can make things feel so confusing. Moreover, you will need to be able to refer to your journal as you speak to your personal injury lawyer, as you participate in a deposition, and when you testify on the stand at the trial, if it comes to that.
Make Your Health a Priority
You may have a long journey back to health if you have been badly injured. Take good care of yourself by continuing to see your doctor after the accident. Keep in touch with your lawyer and report to them every time you have an appointment. Your lawyer will be monitoring your progress via your medical records.
At some point, you may reach a point where your injuries have stabilized, and you are at MMI. Maximum medical improvement is a point in your healing where your medical caregivers have a good idea of what your future medical needs will be. That means your lawyer can calculate that expense and demand payment for what you are owed now and in the future.
If you do the above, you will be giving your case a huge boost. Speak to a personal injury accident lawyer to find out more.