An injury lawyer in Atlanta can do only so much when it comes to your personal injury claim. But there are things you can do that may help your case, such as gathering and organizing necessary evidence and documenting everything pertaining to the accident. Also consider ways you may hurt your case to avoid them.
Although a lawyer will investigate the accident and help you collect evidence, you can hasten this process by assembling any documentation you have early in the process. The other advantage to doing this immediately after the accident is you will be able to preserve evidence that otherwise may be lost or unusable.
Some of the types of evidence that you might assemble in the early stages of your case include testimony from witnesses, medical records and bills, and photographs. Anything that could be helpful to your case should be gathered.
Another way you can help your personal injury claim is by keeping a journal. Write down the details of the accident, including what happened before, during and afterwards. The details tend to fade, so you don’t want to risk forgetting something that could be extremely helpful to your case.
You should keep a journal of all conversations and dealings you have with the insurance company or anyone else involved in the case. Write down the dates and times you talked, the name of the person and what was said.
If your injuries have resulted in pain, keep track of how it impacts your life. If you are unable to work or you cannot perform an activity for very long because of pain or disability, write it down.
Seeking Help from an Injury Lawyer in Atlanta
The more information you have, the stronger your case may be. To learn more about what you may to do help your claim, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 1-770-487-8999 (Peachtree City). And don’t forget to get a copy of our FREE book, 10 Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case, which also may help you prepare for your case.