If you're hurt and considering a personal injury lawsuit, you need an attorney to help you through the ins and outs of the legal process ahead. This doesn't mean you can navigate the case on autopilot; you'll need to coordinate with your lawyer for the best possible results. When it comes to filing a successful personal injury lawsuit or claim, preparation is critical.
Here are three ways to prepare for your personal injury case.
Keep track of your medical costs and other expenses.
Dealing with a personal injury is hard, but facing serious financial problems as a result is even more difficult. In order to collect the full and fair financial compensation you need and deserve, you must keep track of every financial (economic) loss connected to the accident. This includes:
- Medical Bills
- Physical Therapy
- Missed Wages
Depending on the unique circumstances surrounding your case, you may be able to pursue money for noneconomic damages as well. This includes compensation for pain, suffering, and mental anguish caused by your accident and injury. If you are filing suit on behalf of a family member who died in an avoidable accident, you can pursue money for wrongful death, funerary expenses, lost consortium, and more.
Get ready to answer the questions, "Who, what, where, and when?"
Before your initial consultation with an attorney, try to gain a clear understanding of the facts of your case. This includes the following, basic questions:
- Who do you think caused the accident and your injury?
- What happened? How did your injury occur?
- Where did the accident take place? Be specific.
- What was the date of the accident? What time of the day?
Find the right lawyer.
Choosing the right lawyer to guide you through the legal journey ahead could make all the difference in your case. Because your future security rests on a positive outcome, make sure you choose a lawyer experienced in handling personal injury claims. At The Daspit Law Firm, we focus exclusively on personal injury law, and have handled all types of injury and accident cases for clients across Texas – from car accidents and truck accidents to premises liability.
As a former insurance defense lawyer, Attorney John Daspit also has considerable insight into how the “other side” handles claims. Learn more about what makes us different and how we can help you during a FREE case review.
Once your attorney understands your legal circumstances, you can start creating a strategy to pursue full and fair compensation for your injury.