As attorneys that have handled many personal injury cases in Buck County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia, PA, we know how it can be a stressful and confusing time for you and your loved ones after an accident. However, no matter how minor or major the injuries are, it’s important for you to reach out to a lawyer immediately. In fact, below are some of the things you should be doing if you were injured because of someone else’s negligence.
Reach out to an attorney or have a loved one reach out immediately after the accident.
Immediately after you have been injured, and are receiving or are in need of medical treatment, the first thing you should do is schedule a consultation with an attorney who has experience handling personal injury claims. An attorney will be able to advise you on the law, your rights, who you can seek recompense from, and what you can expect from the other party’s insurance company. Many attorneys who handle personal injury cases (like us here at Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC) will even offer you a free consultation to talk with you in depth about your case.
Only talk to your lawyer if you choose to recover compensation for your injuries.
So, you’ve made the decision to let an attorney handle your case. Therefore, don’t talk to claims adjusters, investigators, or potential defendants who may force you into making proclamations on the telephone or in person. If you do, your case may be compromised, and you may be indicted at your trial by an adjuster or investigator, who testifies about these alleged conversations. In all, if you only talk to your lawyer, the person will be unable to talk about anything you “supposedly” said.
Do keep your attorney informed of everything.
It’s vital that you stay in contact with your attorney and that they have your most current address and phone numbers. If your attorney is unable to get in touch with you, important dates or opportunities may be missed. Lastly, to see the most successful outcome, you will want to stay in contact with your attorney as often as possible. After all, wouldn’t you want your attorney to stay in contact with you?
Do ask your attorney as many questions as you need.
If you need to ask questions, you should ask them. You should always be able to trust in your attorney, and if it’s one thing we take pride in here at Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, it’s how we go above and beyond to ensure our clients trust us with their cases. You may also receive their opinion whether you ask for it or not, but if you have questions or concerns, it is essential that you ask them.
Here at Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, our biggest goals as personal injury attorneys are to make you feel comfortable and let you know that we have your best interests in mind. Inevitably, if you choose our firm to handle your personal injury case, you can rest assured you will have a compassionate attorney by your side at all times.
To get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to handle your case in Bucks County, Montgomery County or Philadelphia, please call us or fill out a contact form right here on our site.