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Posted On December 23, 2011 Personal Injury

Your Part in Your Personal Injury Claim

When you hire a personal injury attorney to aid you in your claim, there are still some things that you are obligated to do. Your attorney is there to advise, advocate for, and support you. That does not mean that you will play no role in the claim, on the contrary you ultimately make the decisions and need to be involved in the process.

When we stress how important it is for you to attend and keep appointments and keep us abreast of your progress, please know that we do this out of care for your well-being and the well-being of your case.

Doctor’s Appointments. One of the most important things you have to do is keep your appointments with doctors and specialists. The main reason for this is because we want you to get better. A delay in treatment of your injuries will delay recovery.

The other reason this is so important is that if you do not keep appointments for your treatment it puts the entire claim in a negative light. The insurance adjusters will see the lack of treatments as evidence that you are not seriously injured. If you fail to get treatment you diminish the severity of the injuries in the eyes of the defense attorneys and the insurance company. We do not want that to happen to you. We know your injuries are real and that you deserve to be compensated, and keeping your appointments will not only ensure the speediest recovery but will also really help your claim.

Keep Us Up To Date. Again, in order to help your claim, we need to know what is going on with you. Be sure to keep us informed about any problems you are having or any pain or injuries that arise. We need to be aware of how your treatment is progressing as well. We need to know if you are having problems keeping appointments so that we can assist you in getting the treatment you need. We can even find medical professionals you can see that are closer to your home or work to make sure you can get to the appointments. We are here to help you.

Meetings. You are subject to having to attend appointments and meetings when you file a claim. You may have to miss work and sacrifice your personal time in the process. This is especially true if your claim reaches litigation. In litigation, there will be court proceedings, arbitrations, depositions, and other meetings you need to attend.

We can aid one another in reaching our common goal of making sure you get well and recover the appropriate damages. When you hire a New Jersey personal injury attorney we will work TOGETHER to try and get you the compensation you need and deserve.