Claims: Do's & Don'ts

Things to Do/Not to Do for Your Personal Injury Claim

Here are some things that you can do to make your personal injury claim proceed more smoothly:

  • Never hesitate to contact our office with questions, comments or concerns.  We promptly respond to client questions and strive to provide comprehensive legal representation.  There is no such thing as a dumb question. Contact your attorney by phone, text or email.
  • Keep us informed of your medical treatment and the names and addresses of the doctors involved in your care.  If there are any significant changes in your treatment, please let us know immediately.
  • Make sure to tell your doctors about your pain, symptoms, and limitations.  Patients often understate their problems to their doctor. Notations in the medical record which understate your condition can be used to undermine your claim.  
  • Please forward to us any medical bills or documents you receive from your health insurer including explanations of benefits paid.  We want to make sure that all of your medical bills are included in your claim.
  • Please forward any correspondence you receive from any insurance company including questionnaires or requests for information.  
  • Immediately notify us of any change in your residence, phone number, health insurer, employment or other significant life changes.  
  • Dramatically limit your use of social media including Facebook, Instagram or other platforms.  Do not post information or pictures of your injuries or information regarding your claim. Your social media presence should be extremely limited while your claim is pending.  
  • Do not sign any legal document without first discussing and reviewing it with your attorney.  
  • Do not give any statements or otherwise discuss your claim or injuries with any insurance company representative including your own insurer, any investigator, lawyer or any other person without first speaking with your attorney.