The Injured FAQ's
1. DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT YOUR CASE.
2. DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING PERTAINING TO YOUR CASE EXCEPT WHATEVER YOUR ATTORNEY MAY REQUEST.
3. REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIONS TO YOUR ATTORNEY. YOU MAY BE UNDER SURVEILLANCE BY INVESTIGATORS. MOVIES, VIDEOTAPE AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHS MAY BE MADE OF YOU. BE MINDFUL OF YOUR ACTIONS!
4. MAKE AND KEEP APOINTMENTS WITH YOUR ATTORNEY AND THE STAFF TO HELP ENSURE ORDERLY PROCESSING OF YOUR CASE.
5. MAINTAIN A DIARY OF THE FOLLOWING:
a. Trips to doctor(s), hospital(s), therapy, prescription and “over the counter” medications, prosthesis fittings
b. Medical expenses
c. Out-of-pocket expenses, including travel expenses to secure medial treatment
d. Pain and anxiety
6. PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO YOUR ATTORNEY:
a. Written statements made by you to anyone, including correspondence (if unavailable, then execute authorizations to secure them):
ii. Insurance adjuster
iii. Opposing party
b. Insurance adjuster’s car or other identification
c. Workers’ Compensation claim forms
d. All medical bills:
iii. Travel expenses to secure medical treatment
iv. Prosthesis fittings
v. Prescription and “over-the-counter” medications
e. Proof of property damage:
i. Repair bills
ii. Repair estimates
iii. Appraisals, before and after damages were inflicted
iv. Proof of purchase price
f. Proof of ownership
i. Certificate of Title
ii. Purchase invoices
iii. Bills of sale
g. Vehicle inspection information
h. Wrecker (towing) bills
i. Ambulance bills
k. Insurance policies:
iv. Income protection
v. Mortgage protection
vii. Credit Life
viii. All applications for insurance
l. Client’s financial obligations:
i. Security agreements
ii. Mortgages/deeds of trust
iii. Amounts of payments
iv. When payable
v. Insurance protection
m. Copy of Client’s driver’s license
n. Copy of client’s social security card
o. Maintain all medicine containers for use at trial
p. Client’s earnings information
i. Wage statements form employers for past five (5) years
ii. Wage loss statement from current employer
iii. Payroll check stub showing earnings and deductionsv
iv. Income tax returns for past five (5) years (if unavailable, then execute Form 4506)
q. Client’s application for unemployment
r. In death cases:
i. Marriage license or other evidence of marriage
ii. Birth certificates of deceased and all of the beneficiaries
iii. Adoption orders
iv. Heirship affidavit
v. Relevant divorce and annulment papers
vi. Documents terminating parental rights
vii. Murder convictions that can prevent inheritance
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