Participating in Your Personal Injury Case
Terry Bryant has more than 30 years of experience in representing personal injury claimants injured through no fault of their own. With this experience comes knowledge on how to help you, as our client, participate in your personal injury case.
Our firm has developed many ways to keep you involved in the process of handling your claim while taking care of as much of the process as possible for you. Here are our recommendations for you to ensure that you feel you are part of your own personal injury case:
- Establish Expectations for Communication—When you first hire an attorney, establish expectations on how often you should expect to hear from your attorney’s office. Some cases develop very slowly, so it is normal to hear from your attorney’s office once a month. It is also common to hear from a staff member, who is very informed about your case and can efficiently relay information to your attorney.
- Schedule a Time to Talk—More often than not, it is best to schedule a time to talk to your attorney, especially if you have concerns, instead of calling your attorney’s office expecting an immediate answer. Attorneys are often called to court or a client meeting, so your time will be best spent and your questions will be best addressed if you schedule a time to talk so you can have your attorney’s undivided attention.
- Provide Information in a Timely Manner—If your attorney asks you for information, it is often crucial to your case and must sometimes be provided to another party by a deadline. To make the process go as smoothly as possible, provide the information requested at your earliest convenience and advise your attorney when to expect that information.
- Keep Your Contact Information Current—you need to let your attorney know how to contact you and when is best to contact you. If you move or change your number, the attorney might have to incur the expense of hiring a private investigator to locate you, and your case may be at a standstill until you can be located.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, contact a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.