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Tips For Helping Your Attorney With Your Accident Case


If you’re involved in an accident, the first thing you’ll likely need to do after ensuring that your health and wellbeing are okay is to find a good lawyer. This is especially true if your accident was caused by another party, and you feel that you’re owed compensation.

Seeking financial compensation can be a long, difficult process and if insurance companies are involved that process can be even more difficult. An accident lawyer can help you navigate the process, represent you in court, and often reach an out of court settlement quickly.

While there is no doubt that a good attorney will be able to do a tremendous amount of work on your behalf, and while they’ll handle the ‘heavy lifting’ involved in the process so you can focus on your physical recovery, there are still a few things that can help improve your lawyer’s ability to get you the compensation you’re owed. Here are some things to keep in mind that could make it easier for your lawyer to succeed:

• Get Contact Info And Names – Obviously, you’ll need to get any contact info of the other party involved in the accident, but if there are witnesses close by who are willing to provide you with their info, don’t hesitate to get it as well. It can make a big difference later on.

• Write Down What Happened – As soon as you can, jot down a written account of what happened in your own words. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to remember facts. Writing down what happened early in the process helps you keep everything straight.

• Don’t Admit Fault – Don’t ever make the mistake of saying anything that suggests you might have been at fault in the accident. Even a brief apology could lead to big consequences for you, so don’t admit to anything.

• Get Medical Care – You need to seek medical care immediately after the accident, even if you don’t feel any pain. Many injuries can take days to manifest, and if you wait that long it will be too late to prove that the health issues you’re suffering from are directly related to your accident. Visiting a medical professional also sets up a paper trail of evidence that can be used during your case.

• Be Honest – You’ll have an initial consultation with your attorney, and when you do it’s important that you be open and honest about the events of your accident. This way, they can accurately determine whether or not you have a legal case and can seek financial compensation. Your honesty will also help them figure out how best to proceed with your case.

• Collect Evidence – You don’t have to be a private investigator, but if you have the time to take a couple of photos of the accident scene, it can be tremendously beneficial to your lawyer.

A good attorney will have access to a wide range of tools and techniques that can help them win your case. Things like police reports, tickets, accident reconstructions, black box info, and more are all commonly used by lawyers. But the points above could help them even more, and by remembering them you’ll be able to contribute to your case in ways you might not even have thought possible.

We’re here for you if you’re involved in an accident of any kind, and with decades of experience we can get you the financial compensation you deserve. Keep the points above in mind, and contact us after your accident to get an initial free consultation and find out more about what options you have available to you.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Tips For Helping Your Attorney With Your Accident Case

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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