After Your Hire Your Attorney
What Should You Expect?
In this video blog segment David W. Ransin explains what you should expect from your lawyer after you have hired them. Our firm understands the importance of providing a clear and precise communication to our clients so they understand what is going on and what to expect with their case. Below are David’s thoughts:
Accident Investigation Springfield Missouri
First, you should expect a very thorough and aggressive investigation. Preserving all the forensics at the accident scene, circumstances, the witnesses, and the testimony is the very first thing you should expect from your attorney.
Medical Bills and Medical Care
In addition to the investigation, research and collecting information about your medical bills and medical care needs to be done. If you hire your lawyer right after your crash, your lawyer can help coordinate your care and make sure it’s thorough, continuous and appropriate. So all the evidence; medical bills, medical records and the meetings with your care providers are done so all of that evidence and testimony is documented.
Property Damage from Accident
After your investigation and your medical care is being taken care of you should also discuss with your lawyer your property damage. In a car wreck, obviously that’s your car. There are often other pieces of property in the car that can become damaged; clothing, jewelry and other contents. All of this evidence needs to be gathered and presented to the insurance company. As to your car, if it is repairable that needs to be worked out, if it is going to be declared a total, you need to understand how that is going to be handled. Photographs need to be gathered, damage estimates need to be completed, tow bills, storage; all of these expenses need to be collected right away.
Other Forms of Property Damage
Along with your car, you are going to encounter the loss of other harms and circumstances. First off, your time; time away from work, family, lost wages and other instances like rental expenses, mileage, time going to see the doctor. All of these things are a showcase that your life has now been changed because of this car accident. All of this evidence needs to be gathered in very good detail and documented as much as possible.
Communication with Your Lawyer
Another thing you should expect after you hire a personal injury lawyer is to understand what frequency you should expect when it comes to communicating with your lawyer. Your lawyer cannot call you every hour of every day, but at the same time it shouldn’t be a protracted period of time before you hear back from your lawyer. Talk with your lawyer right away so that you understand what frequency of contact you should expect. Early in the case the frequency of contact will be higher as all the information is being gathered and documented. After that, phase settles down you should expect to hear from your lawyer regularly. You should expect to have a clear understanding of what is going on in your case and know what to expect.