How Often Should You Contact Your Personal Injury Attorney During An Active Case?
Personal injury accidents can cause significant injuries and damages, not to mention the disruption they cause in everyday life.
When you are involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to assist with the recovery of your losses will be your best chance at obtaining the benefits that you deserve.
Once you hire a personal injury attorney to assist with your lawsuit, you may be wondering how often you should be in contact with them during an active case.
Regular communication between a lawyer and their client is key, but there is no exact number of times you should be calling your attorney during an active case.
A simple rule of thumb is to speak with your personal injury attorney when it’s necessary.
Whether that is several times per week or only once per month, each person’s case is different.
Let’s discuss this a bit further.
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Checklist of 8 Important Things to Discuss with your Personal Injury Lawyer
If you do not have news for your lawyer, and your lawyer does not have news for you, then there is no reason to contact your attorney during that period of time.
When you have a good attorney, you don’t need to call out of the blue and check-in. There are points during a personal injury case where your attorney won’t need to check-in.
That being said, we have put together a checklist for when you should be contacting your personal injury attorney.
- If you have any new supporting documentation for your accident claim.
- To confirm you have been following your doctor’s recommendations.
- To provide your attorney with information about new treatment orders, prescriptions, or advice from your medical provider.
- To submit all receipts for expenses related to your accident and injuries sustained.
- To provide accurate, dated records of your treatment, including dates of all appointments with health care practitioners and therapists.
- To inform your lawyer about the progress and success of your treatment.
- To maintain accurate records with dates of your time off work or your time working while recovering from your injury.
- To send copies of documents if you receive any correspondence or you communicate with your insurer or employer.
It’s important to note that calling your attorney for a case update will not be relevant until your medical treatment plan is fully completed.
While you’re receiving ongoing treatment, daily or even weekly phone calls and email requests are ineffective because your attorney can’t demand compensation until they have all of your medical documentation.
Your attorney will be patiently waiting for you to recover and to receive the final documentation from your medical provider stating you’re finished with treatment.
Your doctor may be able to give you a time frame after your exam, but that does not always mean your recovery will go exactly as planned.
Once your attorney receives final documentation from your medical provider stating your release, they can begin to file the necessary paperwork to compensate for your losses.
Once your lawyer has filed a lawsuit and sent all legal documentation to the other party’s insurance company, there is generally nothing to report until their insurance company’s response is received.
Trust your attorney. There is nothing for you to do except to wait.
This process can take several months. In the meantime, it can get frustrating. However, you contacting your attorney every other day will not make this process go any faster.
Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney to Help with your Case
When you’re involved in a personal injury accident, it’s crucial to hire an experienced attorney to help recover your losses because you only have one chance of obtaining compensation.
If you try to handle a lawsuit on your own and fail, you do not get another chance to seek retribution for damages.
The Brown Firm has a team of experienced Personal Injury Lawyers who work diligently to get you the benefits you deserve. Our lawyers have been helping the injured for over 30 years.
When you’re involved in a personal injury accident, don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly trained Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers for legal advice.
We offer a free consultation. Call today and let us assist you with your case.
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