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Things You Should NOT DO

  1. DO NOT give any statements (written, recorded, or oral) to anyone concerning your accident or injuries without first getting our approval.
  2. DO NOT make any incorrect statements about prior injuries or accidents to any doctor who treats or examines you. If you don’t remember, say so.
  3. DO NOT change your address or employment without notifying your attorney.

Things to Remember

  1. Address and Phone: Inform your attorney immediately of any change of address, telephone number, or employment.
  2. Car Repair: If your vehicle was damaged, try to obtain pictures before you get it repaired. Use color film and take a whole roll of pictures. Bring the film to us and we will have it developed. If you do not have a camera, please call and we will make arrangements to take the pictures.
  3. Medical Items: Save all pill bottles, casts, braces, and any other items from your doctors.
  4. Photographs: Give us any pictures and videos of the accident or accident scene that you or anyone else has taken for you.
  5. Your job: Tell us of any changes in your job, such as job duties, salary or anything else work-related.
  6. Receipts: Be sure to obtain and save all receipts itemizing any and all expenses you incurred as a result of your accident. Receipts must be dated and contain legible and complete vendor identification.
  7. New Information: Inform us of anything you think has a bearing on the case, including extensive medical treatment or hospitalization.

Five BIG MISTAKES Clients Make

  1. Not seeing the doctor if you are in pain.
  2. Not doing what your doctor tells you.
  3. Not keeping your doctor’s appointments.
  4. Discussing your case with anyone other than your attorney or your doctor.
  5. Failing to tell your doctor about medical problems due to the accident.

If Stopped by a Police Officer

  • When an officer signals you to pull over, slow down. Look for the first opportunity to pull off safely on the right side of road.
  • Stay inside your car and roll down the window.
  • Step outside only if asked to do so by the officer. He or she may check to see if you are under influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • If the officer thinks you are under the influence of alcohol, he or she may require that you step out of your car. You may then be asked to perform field sobriety tests, including walking a line, touching your nose, and saying the alphabet. These tests are 100 percent voluntary. You may refuse to submit to them.
  • Provide the officer with your license and proof of insurance when asked.
  • Provide the officer with any reason for violating a traffic code after the officer explains why you were pulled over.
  • Always be polite. Officers have some discretion in issuing citations.
  • The officer may take your license and issue you a temporary license to ensure that you appear in court. The citation should indicate when and where your court appearance will be.
  • Never try to flee when an officer attempts to pull you over. Doing so will increase penalties against you, including the possibility of license suspension. It may also result in your being charged with the crime of evading a police officer.

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy,
it is not intended as legal advice as individual situations
will differ and should be discussed with an expert.