If you are involved in a truck accident and have sustained injuries as a result, the odds are that you’re in pain, overwhelmed, and confused on where to even begin in regards to receiving compensation for your injuries. Our Toledo truck accident lawyers have chosen the three most important things for truck accident victims to remember as they go about their personal injury case.
- ALWAYS consult your attorney
If you are filing a personal injury claim for injuries sustained in a truck accident, you will want to consult your attorney before doing anything that is related to your case. You will not want to discuss specifics of your case with anyone besides your lawyer, spouse, doctors, and other persons that your lawyer authorizes discussion with. This ensures that the wrong people do not learn of key details of your case.
You will also want to consult your attorney before you make any decisions related to your case such as changing doctors, discontinuing treatment, or going on trips out of town.
One of the most important things to consult your attorney with is documents related to your case, medical history, or police reports. Do not sign ANY documents without your lawyer looking over them first. If you sign the wrong form, you could unknowingly authorize the insurance company access to your past medical records which could seriously harm your case results.
- Seek medical treatment and follow through on all recommendations
The first thing you should always do following a truck accident is to seek proper treatment for your injuries. The truck accident attorneys at our office help clients to get appointments with the best physicians in the area, allowing for superior medical care.
Once you have received medical treatment for your injuries, you MUST document everything. Keep all files relating to your treatment on file; you will need these throughout your personal injury claim. Also, you must complete the treatment that is recommended by your doctor. Not going through all of the steps of treatment makes it appear as though your injuries are not that serious which could then affect the compensation that you receive for your injuries.
- Tell your attorney everything related to your case
One of the biggest mistakes someone can make as they pursue a personal injury claim is to not tell their attorneys everything that they need to. It is absolutely imperative for clients to know that they MUST tell their attorney everything – the good, the bad, and the ugly. If they do not inform their attorney of something related to their case because they are embarrassed and then the insurance company finds out whatever it is down the road, but the attorney is not prepared, the case could be over before it even starts.
If you have been injured in an Ohio truck accident, call an accident attorney as soon as possible. The earlier a lawyer is brought on board to represent you and help you seek damages for the injuries, the easier the process will be. There are crucial aspects of a case that must be taken care of immediately following an accident, such as witness statements or police reports, so if you have a lawyer representing and working for you from the beginning, you increase the odds of receiving an even larger amount of compensation.
To contact our Toledo truck accident attorneys, call 800.637.8170. By calling our office, you can ask any questions that you have regarding truck accidents and even receive a free case evaluation over the phone. Make the right decision and seek our lawyer’s advice now.