Now that you have hired a lawyer to assist with your personal injury claim, there are things that you can do to assist your lawyer in the process. For the most part, your lawyer will assign specific tasks for you, which will go a long way in assisting your lawyer. A major part of the claims process is the collection and organization of records, and documents. Most records must be collected directly by your lawyer in order to properly ensure that they are complete. There is, however, some information that can be provided directly by the client. For example, your lawyer may ask you for a list of all health-care providers, tax returns, and photographs. Most lawyers will not want their clients to collect their own medical records, because the lawyer will likely prefer to control the collection and document the requests and receipt of records. In the litigation process, your lawyer will need to be able to confirm that the medical records are complete.
Your lawyer may have other additional requests for you, such as providing the contact information for people that have information about your injuries and their effects upon your daily life. Make sure to ask your lawyer if there is anything that you can do to assist in the process.
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