Accidents vary by severity, but the whirlwind of paperwork, legal jargon, and important deadlines that follow most personal injury matters is often overwhelming.
If you’re injured, your first priority is to protect your health and well-being. Next, you must start thinking about the legal implications of your situation, which start from the date you discover your injury under most circumstances.
Staying organized isn’t easy on your best days. When disaster strikes, however, it’s that much more important to have an orderly foundation to work from. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to keep yourself organized, efficient, and positioned for the best possible result during your personal injury lawsuit.
Lay an Organizational Foundation
Organization starts with your foundation. As you start communicating with different entities after your accident, you’ll start to receive paperwork and important documentation that should be filed in a place you’ll remember.
Medical bills, photographs, witness statements, and correspondence with your attorney and other organizations all fall under this umbrella. Still, there are a variety of others that you may work with, depending on your claim type, so it’s important to allow your filing system to grow alongside your situation.
Maintain Your Own Records
While on the topic of documentation, it’s important to note that keeping your own records can serve to improve your chances of reaching a successful outcome. Keep them orderly, clean, and make sure they’re in a place that’s easily accessible, just in case you need them.
You may also want to consider taking this a step further and backing up digital documents with physical copies and vice versa. This may only be necessary in more severe situations, of course, but it’s an extra layer of security for anyone who has the time or need.
Use a Digital or Physical Calendar
Keeping important dates and deadlines “in the back of your head” is a recipe for a missed appointment. Starting from the beginning of your accident, it’s good to get in the habit of keeping these records in a place that you see often or something that physically notifies you of an upcoming date.
Prioritize Self Care
The most important thing is your health and well-being. If you need time to recover and heal, taking a step away from your accident is okay. We even encourage it.
With the right attorney at your side, the steps ahead get much, much easier to handle. They can handle many of the legal aspects of your accident while you take a moment to rest. Still, keep in mind that they should be keeping you involved in the proceedings during that time, much like an experienced personal injury lawyer from Morgan and Morgan would.
Stay Organized with Morgan and Morgan
Evidence is what validates your claim and proves that another party was responsible for the damage you’ve suffered. Keeping organized, accurate, and easily accessible records is the key to moving your case toward a successful outcome as fast as possible.
Another vital component of any civil lawsuit is the attorney by your side. The wrong attorney can lead you to a dead end, while an experienced, skillful attorney can navigate through legal hurdles with little interruption. At Morgan and Morgan, our nationwide offices are staffed only with the latter, and they’re retainable for no out-of-pocket costs.
Save yourself the stress. Complete our free, no-risk case evaluation to get started with the team that’s recovered $20+ billion.