When you retain an attorney, you make a conscious decision to get help pursuing your rights. As an injured person, you have the right to return to your pre-injury status. That is the goal of medical treatment – recovery. Recovery can also be equated to compensation for your loss and even the potential that you may not be able to return to your pre-injury status. An attorney can help you through this process, do their best to make sure your medical bills are paid, and obtain a compensation for you as an injured person. However, your attorney is not psychic and certainly is not a doctor – so they will need your help to succeed with your case.
It is important to tell your attorney about medical referrals or any other updates in your treatment. It enables them to send requests and gather necessary information. Remember: the attorney is there to help you pursue your rights. It is YOUR responsibility as the injured person to stay on top of your medical treatment and keep your attorney updated. The sooner you notify your attorney about any significant changes or consultations, the easier it is for them to stay up to speed on your case.
Additionally, it is important to let your attorney know if you have fully recovered. This recovery, which may not happen for everyone, is a great success and should be cherished. That moment of full recovery is also a signal for your attorney to get started on resolving outstanding claims and finalize your case. Be sure to let the attorney and/or their team know right away!
Being injured is awful. No one should wish it on their worst enemy. In many ways, the process of recovery is just as frustrating and painful. You will help yourself and your case by helping your attorney. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney, please call Aaron Ferguson Law at 651-493-0426.