14 Nov Important Car Accident Injury Tips | Tammy Karas Griggs
Important Car Accident Injury Tips:
(1) Seek legal representation immediately by an experienced and qualified attorney. Tammy Karas Griggs has over a decade of experience and can help guide you through obtaining the medical care you need for your injuries and making those responsible for your injuries pay for them. Tammy Karas Griggs can work on resolving your case with the insurance companies so that you can focus on getting well and back to work.
(2) Do not discuss your auto accident with anyone. Be mindful that any statement you make regarding your auto accident and/or your injuries could be misinterpreted and could hurt you later down the road at trial or in settlement negotiations.
(3) Maintain a written record of the time you miss from work as well as your loss of income. Many folks miss work after an auto accident due to their injuries. Wages that are lost, due to your auto accident, can be recovered. If you have an employer, obtain a letter from him or her stating the specific dates of work you missed due to your injury as well as the income you lost on those dates.
(4) Be sure to inform anyone who contacts you regarding the auto accident and/or your injuries that you are represented by an attorney and give him/her the name and telephone number of your attorney. Do not say anything regarding your auto accident and/or your injuries. That is why you have retained legal representation – to take care of that for you so that you can work on getting well. Again, any statement you make regarding your auto accident and/or your injuries could be misinterpreted and could hurt you later down the road at trial or in settlement negotiations.
(5) Maintain the name, telephone number, and any other identifying information of anyone who contacts you regarding your auto accident and/or your injuries and immediately provide this information to your attorney.
(6) Immediately notify your attorney if you change your address or your telephone number. Your attorney must be able to contact you at any time necessary. If your attorney is unable to reach you, then your case cannot move forward.
(7) Provide your attorney with the name, telephone number, and address of any and all hospitals, clinics, physicians, and pharmacies you have visited due to your injuries from your auto accident.
(8) Immediately notify your attorney of a change to a new health care provider, physician, or pharmacy.
(9) If there is any change whatsoever in your injuries from your auto accident, immediately notify your attorney. There are times when your attorney may advise you to obtain a second medical opinion or may refer you to a physician that specializes in helping folks with the specific injuries and symptoms you have.
(10) Send your attorney copies of all of your medical bills and prescriptions receipts so that your attorney can obtain reimbursement of those costs for you.
(11) Keep your appointments with your physician. Even if you are free of pain on the day of your appointment or feel that your condition has improved, it is important to keep your appointment. It is important to communicate with your physician as to any pain you felt since your previous appointment. Your physician is generally the only witness you have who can prove you were/are in pain.
(12) Do not rush the progress of your treatment for your injuries just to obtain a quick settlement. It is important that your pain is resolved to the maximum it can be. Allow your physician to appropriately and effectively treat you and to then discharge you. Once you settle your case, you cannot go back for more money if your condition worsens so it is important to stay in treatment as long as is necessary and until discharged by your physician.