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Your Part In Your Auto Accident Case

Your Part In Your Auto Accident Case If you’ve been in an automobile accident and you’re trying to recoup losses not covered by Florida PIP insurance, it is in your best interest to seek the assistance of a skilled Florida personal injury attorney. Whether your case goes to court or settles out of court, there are plenty of things your attorney will be taking care of for you throughout the entire process. Your attorney will help you to gather your medical bills, figure out just what kinds of compensation you’re entitled to, and walk you through each step from the initial filing to your lawsuit settlement. While your personal injury attorney will be doing quite a bit of work for you, there are some things you’ll need to make sure to take care of yourself in the case as well.

In personal injury cases after a Florida automobile accident, you’ll want to work with your personal injury attorney in order to give yourself your best shot at a successful case and settlement. A few ways you can help your personal injury attorney are:

  • Get adequate medical care – After an accident, it’s always important to be seen by an emergency room doctor or a general physician as quickly as possible. If you feel you weren’t injured and refuse emergency medical services, it’s up to you to visit your general physician to be checked out as soon as you can. After the initial appointments, make sure to attend all follow up appointments and to go through with any tests or procedures, otherwise the side you’re pursuing a lawsuit against can claim you are not complying with your duty to mitigate damages.

  • Keep it quiet – Getting injured in an automobile accident is a stressful situation, and in any stressful situation, you may want to talk about it with those around you in order to “vent it out”. When going through a personal injury lawsuit, it’s best to keep quiet about the case, and to only discuss details about the case with your personal injury attorney or doctors. If any inquiries are asked about your incident by others, they may be referred to your attorney.

  • Get and send all copies of bills – Any bills incurred related to the incident should be copied and sent directly to your personal injury attorney. Even if your PIP insurance is covering the costs, the document copies should still be forwarded for your records.

  • Notify your attorney of any changes – Throughout the process of a personal injury lawsuit after an automobile accident, you may move, change phone numbers, change doctors, change place of employment, or change your employment status. Any changes you may experience should be reported to your personal injury attorney right away.

  • Refer all documents to your attorney – Documents relating to the incident in any way requiring your signature should always be discussed with your personal injury attorney first. Regardless of the document, do not provide your signature until your personal injury attorney has given you the right away to do so.

Following these few rules and doing your part in your personal injury case will greatly help your personal injury attorney to give you your best chance of success. At, our personal injury attorneys are experienced in Florida personal injury law, and if you need any assistance with your personal injury case, contact us today.

Attorney M David Shapiro

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