Posted on February 3, 2018
Have you ever wondered what happens before your truck accident case? Perhaps you only got as far as to seek medical treatment because you wanted to ensure that you had a diagnosis before moving forward. Without proper medical treatment, it may be impossible to move on during your case. With no medical treatment and no acknowledged injuries, how do you make a case? With medical treatment on record, you can move forward and talk to your attorney, as well as gather documents that will help you when your lawsuit is under way. Today we will discuss all the important aspects of your case and how we can help.
First Step: Picking the Best Attorney
One of the first steps of your case aside from receiving medical treatment is picking the best attorney for your case. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney, obviously you don’t want to choose an attorney that only has experience in pedestrian or slip and fall accidents. You want an attorney on your side who understands the ins and outs of truck accident law. At Accident Law Group, we have experience in these cases and can help you every step of the way. You want to choose an attorney that can give you:
- Compassion in a difficult time of need.
- Experience with a history of results in truck accident law. You want to take a look at their quality of representation and how they have litigated cases in the past, as well as their success.
- Knowledge of the courts and basic legal concepts, as well as the most complex topics.
Second Step: Gathering Documents
After you have spoken to your attorney and want to build your claim, you will have to show documents that will be helpful in making your case. Certain documents will prove to your attorney that you have a full understanding of your chance of recovery. Some of the best documents showing evidence include:
- Your insurance policy, which will show you what you are entitled to now that you have been injured
- Information that you exchanged at the accident scene, like the personal information of all drivers and passengers involved in the accident
- Police report and other information provided by law enforcement at the accident scene, which will usually point to fault in an accident
- Any tickets that parties received in the accident
- Photographs of damages to your vehicle as well as your injury
- Statements from other parties at the scene, where fault might have been admitted
- Medical records that will show an actual diagnosis and an idea of how long it will take for you to fully recover from your injuries, if at all
Third Step: Investigation
When your attorney has a better idea of the accident and what you’ve been through, further investigation into your case can take place. This means that you’ll be talking to your attorney a lot about the basics of your accident through an interview that will answer any questions they have and piece together everything that occurred from beginning to end. You will go over things like your medical history and whether or not you’ll be able to recover from the injuries in the future. You will talk in-depth about all doctors and specialists that you have seen thus far and each one said.
Communication is key before your settlement or trial begins, because telling your story is something you will do frequently to show exactly what happened. From here, we will discuss how you are moving forward to recover. Hopefully these steps have been extremely informative, as truck accidents can sometimes be complicated and, the more information, the better.
If you have questions about how certain aspects of your case will proceed before you are involved in settlement or litigation, we want to speak to you. At the Accident Law Group, we have experience in a variety of cases and want to help you every step of the way. Call us today for more information at 602-262-4254.