When you’re in an accident and looking to hire a personal injury lawyer in Riverside, we know that you likely have a lot going on and a lot to think about. It’s easy to forget about things! However, there are a few things you must keep in mind when going through a personal injury lawsuit because these mistakes can wreck your personal injury case otherwise.
- Don’t forget to let your doctor and lawyer know about previous injuries – especially if you’re claiming injury to a body part that was previously injured. Why? The defense attorney and/or insurance adjuster will eventually see all of your past medical records anyway. If your personal injury lawyer is aware of your previous injury, he or she can show the court that your previous injury was aggravated by your accident, or even show that the previous injury was completed healed prior to the accident.
- Don’t listen to your family and friends over a personal injury lawyer. When you have a legal case, it’s common to have friends and family who are interested in your case and have their own opinions. It’s important to remember that your attorney is doing everything they can to protect your rights and that you need to trust them.
- Don’t ignore your doctor’s advice. We’ve seen several clients who don’t trust their doctor or didn’t listen to their advice. Not only can this be used against you by the insurance attorney, but you can also hurt your relationship with your doctor.