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Automobile Accidents


Here are a few things you should know if you are injured in an automobile accident:

PAYMENT OF MEDICAL BILLS AND WAGES
Under certain circumstances, if you have automobile no-fault insurance, they may pay 80% or all of your medical bills and sixty percent (60%) of your wage loss. Please submit these to your own insurance company. After you insurer receives your application for no-fault benefits, they have thirty (30) days in which to pay your bills and loss of earnings.

TALK TO NO ONE
Do not talk to anyone about the details of your accident or your case except your lawyer or his investigators. You should always ask the name of the caller and whom he works for.

YOUR DOCTOR
You should return to each of your doctors as often as necessary and should always tell them about all of your complaints. You should not minimize your ailments to your doctors, as it is one of his best ways of knowing how to treat you. If you see any additional doctors, be sure to advise your attorney immediately of their names and addresses.

RECORD OF COMPLAINTS
Please keep a daily or weekly record of your complaints and progress. This can be very helpful in your ability to recall your pain and difficulties more vividly.

WAGES AND LOST EARNINGS
Please keep an accurate record of all days lost from work because of your injuries.

MEDICAL BILLS
Obtain and keep duplicate copies of all medical, hospital, and drug bills. You should periodically send these bills to your attorney. Also, keep records of any other expenses you may have in connection with your accident, such as hiring extra help.

CAR REPAIR
Do not have your automobile repaired until you are sure that we have obtained photographs of it. After this office takes the photographs, have your collision insurance carrier repair your car.

WITNESSES
Furnish your attorney, immediately, with the correct names, addresses and telephone numbers of any and all witnesses of whom you may learn.

SAVE YOUR CAST
If your injury requires a cast, brace, traction, or other appliance, save if for evidence and trial. You should notify us that you are keeping these things, and when the cast is set for hearing, you should bring these items with you.

PHOTOGRAPHS
Send the negatives and prints of any photographs pertaining to your case,. which you or any of your friends or relatives have taken. Also, save all digital photos on disc. If you are required to be in the hospital and are receiving any type of treatment, such as traction or physical therapy, please notify our office so that we may photograph you.

TIME FRAME
There is a long period where you are treating and your attorney is gathering information. If the case should go to trial, your attorney will be contacting you for depositions, answers to interrogatories, and when your case goes to trial, which may be in excess of one (1) year from the time suit is filed. If you have any specific questions or any other matters regarding your case, please feel free to call or write your attorney.

YOUR ADDRESS
Be sure to keep your attorney advised of any change in your address or telephone number.

WHY YOU NEED A LAWYER
You should have an advocate who knows the law and who can protect your rights and future. Don't do it alone. Call me so I can represent your interest and be your advocate.