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How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Law Case

A man wrapping his wrist after a getting hurt and preparing for a personal injury case.

If you have recently been in an accident and need a personal injury lawyer it’s important to seek out help to get the compensation you need during one of the hardest times of your life. We want to help cover the expenses associated with pain, damages, etc. While you may not be able to afford the financial burden, a lawyer can step in and hold the person responsible for the injuries and damages that you or your property have sustained. An accident lawyer can provide valuable legal guidance and support throughout your personal injury case. Here are ways to prepare for your personal injury case. Keep reading to learn how to prepare.

Speak with your legal team about the process of filing a claim

It’s important when speaking with your lawyer that you understand and know fully what you can expect throughout the process of your case. This will help you understand what you are getting into, what your case will be like, and what is needed of you.

When you meet with your attorney, make sure you are asking questions that you feel are important to you. Ask for a full breakdown of what the plan is, what is to come, and the experience you will have. Ask if they feel confident about your case and if they feel like this is a legit case and how strongly they feel about representing you. At The Cochran Firm, we want to help serve you. We will walk you through the entire process and be right by your side during the process.

Follow up with a medical professional about your injuries

If you have any injuries it’s important right after the accident that you go to get examined by a medical professional. If you need treatment make sure to begin the treatment immediately.  Don’t wait as this will help your case. While you are at the hospital being treated, make sure to get your medical records that are detailed to the damages and injuries that you have sustained to ensure that your lawyer has those records.

Your lawyer will also come up with a plan for you to follow during the period of your case. It’s important to follow that plan because if you don’t, the defendant may try and devalue your case. If you have any pain throughout the case it’s important to continue to follow up with the doctor as the initial diagnosis of your injuries may have worsened over time, or you are just now seeing and feeling the impact from the accident. 

Provide all of the evidence you collected from the accident

Take pictures of your car, your body, the debris left in the road, etc. Pictures are visuals that the judge will be able to see and be used as evidence for your case.  This may be the time to also provide medical records showing the injuries you sustained. If you have any evidence that a witness was nearby and saw the accident happen, provide that information as well. Any evidence you have collected from the accident is vital to provide to your attorney, as this will help build your case and prove your case.

Don’t do things that may hurt or damage your potential case

Oftentimes we get annoyed or antsy when it comes to feeling as if we have been done unjustly. During the time of your case, you should not be discussing your case with people, nor should you post any updates or the status of your case on social media, or talk about it via email. This can be used against you and the defendant can use the information against you. So it is very important to be mindful of your case when speaking about it. 

Make sure you have an attorney who is willing to communicate with you

Communication is key. In order to move forward, you have to ensure that you and your attorney are on the same page. That he or she is giving updates as far as your court dates, speaking of legal fees, as well as if you need to provide more information. Communication throughout the whole case is so important and should be a key factor when choosing an attorney.

You want an attorney that is fighting for you but communicating as well. Here at The Cochran Firm, we ensure a great deal of communication. We keep all of our clients informed and updated. Not only do we keep you updated on the case, but we are also here to answer any questions you may have. 

All of these steps are important in making sure that you have your day in court. At the Cochran Firm, we take pride in being able to serve you to the best of our abilities. However, in order to do so, you must provide your attorney with all the materials to build your case that is truthful and tells your side. And in the end, our goal is to get you the justice you deserve.

If you have been injured in an accident and are in need of a personal injury attorney, we here at The Cochran Firm Philadelphia can help you. Our law firm is dedicated to personal injury cases, and we can help you recover damages like lost wages, medical bills, and other pain and suffering expenses. Contact our experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyers today for the support you need. 

With years of experience in personal injury law, let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a FREE no-obligation consultation at 1-800-THE-FIRM or chat with us now on our website to learn if you have a case and how we can help you.