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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TO TO HELP US
Provide Information to us Promptly
We need accurate information to help us process your personal injury case.
Please provide the exact information we request promptly.
Your prompt assistance will help to ensure that your personal injury case will be processed quickly and effectively.
Unless otherwise requested by us, you may send the information we have requested by mail, rather than by telephone, fax, or e-mail. You should contact us to confirm we have received what you have sent.
Let the Law Firm Know How to Contact You
If you move, or will be away from your home for more than one week, let us know how to contact you.
Call the law firm to let us know where you will be, including your temporary address or telephone number.
If you are still under a doctor’s care we may need to make special arrangements for your continued treatment.
Keep a Record of Your Out of Pocket Expenses
Keep a list or dairy of any bills you receive, pay or become obligated to pay for expenses. If you have lost wages, keep track of how many days, weeks, or months you have been of work and how much money you have lost as a result of lost wages. If you are not working, keep a record of the amount you receive from disability insurance.
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO HELP US
Do Not Discuss Your Case With Anyone Other Than Us
Anything you say can and will be used against you in your case.
Any person may be called as a witness against you. Any person may be called to testify to what you say, what you do, and give an opinion of your pain and suffering.
The insurance company can use against statements you made to friends and fellow employees against you.
Do not give anyone your estimate of the value of your California personal injury case.
Do not talk to anyone you suspect may be an investigator for the insurance company.
Do Not Do Any Activity That You Should Not Do
If you claim you cannot do an activity, or the doctor has told you not to do an activity, do not even try to do the activity.
You may re-injure yourself or prolong your treatment if you attempt to do activities you should not be doing.
Further, there is a chance that the insurance company may have investigators videotaping you. (Sub-Rosa Video) Although sub rosa video activity is rare in Personal Injury cases, it does happen. If you say you are totally disabled, and the insurance company gets a video of you taking out the trash cans, or changing a tire, all bets may be off so to say.
Do Not Stop Medical Treatment Before The Doctor Releases You
The single most costly error you can make is to stop medical treatment before the doctor releases you.
If you do stop treatment you may not be paid for your continuing complaints of pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.
The insurance company will assume that you have recovered from your injuries.
If you stop treating for a period of time, and then start medical treatment again, it may also appear suspicious because the insurance company assumes that if you are hurt, you will keep treating.