Monday, February 16, 2015

Facts Your Personal Injury Lawyer Needs to Know

Being in an accident is always a difficult time for the victims and their families. Not only does it take a toll on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of everyone involved, but it also strains to the limit everyone’s financial resources. As much as you’d like to avoid any more stressors that could impede your recovery from the accident, you need to deal with doctors, insurance companies, your employer, and even the person (or people) who will be held accountable for your accident. A personal injury lawyer can help take over these tasks and represent your claim.
However, before your lawyer can build your case, he or she must first assess your claim by asking questions about the accident.
  1. Nature of the Accident
This is the most crucial information you need to provide so it is important to be as detailed as possible. Tell the lawyer everything you remember including the location, cause of accident, how it occurred, who you believe is responsible and the severity of your injuries.
  1. Medical Treatment Information
Your lawyer would also need to know all the individuals involved in your treatment, as well as their contact information. Additionally, your medical expenses and insurance details might also be required.
  1. Employer and Income
You would also need to supply your lawyer with information about your employer and your income both before and after the injury.
Once your lawyer finishes with assessing your claim, he or she can tell you if your case is worth pursuing or not. His decision will come in handy if you want to avoid losing more than you already have.

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