Personal Injury –Instruction Sheet
1.SPEAK ONLY TO YOUR LAWYER – You should not talk to anyone about your accident except one of the lawyers or investigators in our office. You should always require some identification so that you are sure you know to whom you are speaking. You should not even talk to your own insurance company or to any lawyers hired by your own insurance company without notifying us so that we may be present if necessary.
2.YOUR DOCTOR – You should follow your doctor's advice and give the doctor your complete complaints. You should not minimize your ailments to your doctors as it is one of the best ways of knowing how to treat you. If you see any additional doctors, provide us immediately with their names and addresses.
3.RECORD OF COMPLAINTS – Please keep a daily or weekly record of your complaints and progress. This can be very helpful when, a year later, you will be able to recall your pain and difficulties more vividly.
4.WAGES AND EARNINGS LOST – Please keep an accurate record of all time lost from work because of your injuries.
5.MEDICAL BILLS – Obtain and keep duplicate copies of all medical and hospital and drug bills. You should periodically send these bills to us for our file. You should also keep records of any other expenses you may have in connection with your accident such as prescriptions and the hiring of extra help.
6.CAR REPAIR – DO not have your automobile repaired until your are sure that you have obtained pictures of it.
7.TRAFFIC OFFENSES – Never plead guilty to any traffic offenses and if you are arrested in connection with this accident, call one of the lawyers in the office immediately, and we will see that someone represents or advises you. In the event of a coroner’s inquest or her type of hearing be sure to notify this office so that we will be able to represent you in connection with this inquest.
8.WITNESSES – Furnish to us immediately the correct name and address and telephone numbers of any and all witnesses you learn of.
9.SAVE YOUR CAST – If your injury requires a cast, brace, traction or other appliance, save it for evidence and trial.
10.PHOTOGRAPHS – Send us any photographs pertaining to your case which you or any of your friends have taken. If at any time you are required to be in the hospital and are receiving any type of treatment like traction or physical therapy, take photographs of that as well.
11.QUESTIONS – We will probably not contact you until we have something definite to report. We will be contacting you for depositions, answers to interrogatories and when your case will be heard, which may be in excess of one year from the time the suit is filed. If you have any questions on any matters in regard to your case, please feel free to contact us.
12.YOUR ADDRESS – Be sure to keep us advised of any change in your address or telephone number.
Copyright by Thomas J. Gabryszewski
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