The personal injury attorneys at Cutler Rader are devoted to ensuring you receive justice for your injuries. We dig deep into the details of your case and fight aggressively to ensure that you receive the maximum possible compensation for your pain and suffering. In addition to our tireless work on your case, there are steps you can take to help maximize your recovery claim as well.
Take down as much evidence from the injury scene as possible.
If you can, take photos and videos of the scene. Take down the names and contact information of witnesses. Write down the date and time of the incident, as well as notes about the weather (if it occurred outside). As soon as possible, write down exactly what happened – as time passes, details may fade from your memory, so make sure to write it down while it is still fresh.
Be completely honest and transparent with your attorney.
Your attorney needs to know all information relevant to the case to best represent you, even if you are concerned it will hurt your case. This can include (but is not limited to): pre-existing health conditions, history of drinking or drug use, and true extent of your injuries. The opposing side will be going to great lengths to dig up any dirt they can find about you to minimize the amount they have to pay out. Your attorney needs to be prepared so they can effectively rebut the opposing side’s arguments. If your attorney is in the middle of a negotiation or in court and the opposing side announces surprise findings to your attorney, you risk losing your case.
Seek and follow through with all medical advice.
Your medical records form the foundation of your personal injury case. It’s important to show that you did everything in your power to heal your injuries. Go to a doctor, urgent care center, or hospital as soon as possible after your injury. Meticulously follow the treatment plan that the doctor prescribes – this could include taking medications, consulting with a specialist, doing physical therapy, wearing a brace, etc. Attend all follow-up appointments. Keep a record of your medical bills, prescription costs, calls to the doctor, and any other medical information.
Avoid social media.
The opposing side will be reviewing your social media accounts to try to find discrepancies in your story. Even if your social media accounts are set to “private,” it is still possible for the opposing side to access them. It is best to avoid all use of social media until your attorney tells you it is ok to do so.
Present yourself in the best possible light.
First impressions are lasting impressions, and it’s important that the court has a positive first impression of you. Arrive on time and dress appropriately for any court appearances. Speak respectfully to everyone in court.
When you work with Cutler Rader on your personal injury recovery claim, our experienced attorneys will provide detailed guidance every step of the way, while aggressively representing your case. Contact us today for a free case consultation.
Cutler Rader, P.L.
With over 75 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Cutler Rader understand the meaning of Justice. Our one and only mission is to get each client the justice he or she deserves; our team of attorneys never back down when we know our client is right.
We offer our clients the compassion and guidance they need as they work through trying times in their lives. The balance of working relentlessly for our clients combined with our caring approach has helped us achieve a fantastic record of success with our clients. We get our clients the justice they deserve.
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