Nobody is an expert at everything. That’s a fact. But when it comes to helping you to win or settle a dispute with someone over a job injury, it’s important that you remember that your personal injury attorney is just that, an attorney. He was not there when your accident happened, and he certainly doesn’t understand the particulars of how your injury happened. For that, there’s only one real expert, you.
After many people suffer a personal injury, they think that the best thing they can do is to hire a personal injury attorney, then step out of the way, allowing for whatever is going to happen to happen.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Your personal injury attorney is an expert at the law and how to use the law to earn you what awards or settlements you might have coming to you. Your attorney does not know, at least, first hand, what happened that caused you to be hurt. For this, it’s critical that you be able to define your role in your on the job injury.
From the moment you have an agreement with an attorney to take your case, you will be provided with sometimes a huge amount of information, sometimes from many different sources. You will probably get information from your attorney, an investigator, the insurance company, and many more. In most cases, this information will be accurate. In some cases it might be inaccurate, a reflection of someone else’s opinion or viewpoint, which might not reflect yours or even the truth.
It is at this point that your personal injury attorney can be your best friend, serving as a conduit to your case and making sure that the facts being presented in your case are the truth, and not just some one’s interpretation. When you read something pertaining to your case and it isn’t correct, make sure you let your attorney know that. Without your input, the fact that there was an error made, no matter how insignificant, may be very difficult to correct in the future.