When you are involved in a personal injury incident, whether you have been injured in a car accident, by medical malpractice, by a defective product, an animal bite or in any other way, there are a lot of questions that you may want to ask.
We have prepared this blog post and many more to come to answer some common questions we hear from our clients. Please note that we have prepared this material for general use and it is not tailored to any particular case or type of case.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF SOMEONE CONTACTS ME ABOUT MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE?
Please do not discuss your incident or claim with anyone, except your doctors and our attorneys and staff. Frequently, investigators will be hired by us to conduct investigations necessary to prepare your case. If so, we will inform you of this fact and you may speak with them, but you should not speak with any investigators whom we have not hired on your behalf.
Anything you say about your case, whether to an insurance adjuster or to friends or acquaintances, might eventually be used by the defendant, or the defendant’s insurance company. Let your attorney know if anyone tries to discuss your case with you, and have them contact your attorney directly.
Please contact your attorney immediately if you receive correspondence or forms regarding your case or your injuries. Do not sign anything related to your case or your injuries, without first contacting your attorney. In particular, you may get a phone call from an investigator or claims adjuster on behalf of an insurance company. Do not discuss your case with them or give them a statement, whether written or verbal, regardless of whether or not they say they are recording the statement. Tell them to call your attorney so that your attorney may speak with them first.
If you have more specific questions about your case – please call us or write to us. We are here to help!