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Things I should tell my personal injury attorney

Posted onOctober 5, 2017

Your client-attorney relationship is only as strong as it is open and honest. Truthful and thorough communication ensures that your attorney obtains the most complete information possible with which to build a case. Confidentiality is part of this partnership; whatever is discussed cannot be shared elsewhere. Your attorney needs to informed of certain issues as soon as possible in order to formulate the most effective strategy for securing your settlement.

Criminal History
Misdemeanors and felonies do not normally affect a case; however, your attorney should have this information in case it is brought up by the opposing counsel in court.

Injuries from Prior Accidents
An insurance adjuster may argue that your injuries are the result of previous accidents, not the negligence accident in dispute. Your attorney can work to counter this claim if you have discussed these injuries along with any medical attention received.

Post-Accident Injuries
If you have suffered any injuries since the negligence accident in dispute, inform your attorney right away. Your attorney will be able to argue against any opposing claim of your scheming to be compensated for damages irrelative to the accident about which you have filed.

If you have filed for divorce or plan to, let your attorney know. Your spouse may be entitled to damages as well.

If you file for bankruptcy during your personal injury case, your creditors may claim your settlement proceeds. Your personal injury attorney can attempt to work with your bankruptcy lawyer to save some of the money for you.

More Crucial Details
Keep your attorney updated with address and phone number changes, doctor’s releases, doctor changes, and any expenses related to the accident.

Wandres Law is committed to informing you of your rights in a negligence accident case. We help you steer clear of missteps that may diminish your claim. Contact us now and let our experienced attorneys fight with you for what you deserve.

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