- July 18, 2011
- In personal Injury
Orange County residents who have been injured in auto accidents often wonder, “What will my Orange County auto accident lawyer do to help my case?” They rarely ask the related question, “What do I need to do to help my lawyer?”
Your lawyer will do most of the heavy lifting in terms of researching the facts of your case and presenting them in a coherent narrative that proves your injuries are real and they were caused by the other party in your accident. But there are several steps you must take to maximize your chances of a favorable settlement or a victory in court.
1. Follow your doctor’s medical advice. In order to maximize the monetary relief you can receive, you are required to do your best to improve from your injury. This means taking any medications prescribed by your physician, and also following advice regarding activities you should and shouldn’t do, and any recommended physical therapy. If you are unable to follow your doctor’s advice for any reason, document the reason why you are unable.
2. Keep track of expenses. Your lawyer will not be able to prove how the auto accident affected you financially unless you provide him or her with evidence of your expenses. The two categories of expenses that are most frequently found in Orange County auto accident cases are medical expenses and lost income. These can be proven by submitting medical bills and evidence of other expenses and paystubs from before and after the accident.
If you have sustained an injury in an auto accident, financial help may be available. Please contact Orange County auto accident lawyer Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084 for a free evaluation of your case.