Feb 20, 2024

7 Useful Steps to Take During Your Case

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Filing a lawsuit can feel overwhelming, but Morgan & Morgan is here to make the process easier.

Here are some steps you can take to make your case go more smoothly.

1. Contact an experienced attorney right away

Here’s a statistic you might not know: people who hire an attorney to handle their car accident case generally earn three times as much as people who go it alone. The concept holds true across practice areas – hiring an attorney offers you your best chance to recover full and fair compensation. If you believe you may have a case, you owe it to yourself to contact a lawyer right away. At Morgan & Morgan, we’ll fight diligently to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. There are no upfront costs to get started, and we get paid only if you win. 

2. Discuss the case only with your lawyer

To ensure that you don’t say anything to compromise your case, keep discussions about the case between you and your lawyer. Avoid discussing your case with defense lawyers, claims adjusters, and other parties other than your attorney. 

3. Ask your lawyer any questions you have

Your attorney is here to help you. You should feel free to ask any questions you have about your case. You have a right to know what’s going on, and it’s not your job to know all the ins and outs of the law — it’s ours.

4. Avoid posting on social media

While your lawsuit is pending, it’s a good idea to avoid posting on social media. Defense lawyers and claims adjusters will look for posts and images that depict your case as less serious than it really is. It’s important to know that anything you post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms can be used out of context, even if your profile is set to private.

5. Go to all of your doctor appointments

If your case involves an injury or illness, make sure you attend all of your medical appointments. Failing to show up to an appointment can signal to the insurance company and the opposing legal team that you’re not taking your recovery seriously. They may conclude that your injury is not as severe as you claim it to be. Ignoring professional medical advice relative to your recovery can send the same message.

It’s also important to tell your doctor about all of your symptoms. The doctor might not always ask the right questions, so don’t hesitate to ask questions of your own and share any information that might be pertinent.

6. Provide only basic information to your insurance company

You may be contacted by an insurance company for routine statements, and it’s likely the insurance company will record these conversations. As a precaution, you should provide them only basic information such as your name, address, and the date of the injury.

7. Fight for full compensation

Insurance companies will try to convince you to settle for less than your case is really worth. Settling too soon can mean lost compensation. Some attorneys will settle for the last offer, no matter if it’s insufficient. Not us. At Morgan & Morgan, we’re prepared to go to trial to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation now