When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. However, just because you may be entitled to damages does not mean you will automatically get the full compensation you deserve. There are many factors that can impact the outcome of your injury claim.
To ensure you don’t encounter any major problems or obstacles with your accident claim, you need to first hire an experienced Stockton accident attorney. Once you have hired an attorney you are comfortable with, it is important that you are forthcoming about all details of your case, as well other intimate details of your life. You may not think certain facts are important, but they may be. As such, it is best to provide all details to your attorney and let them decide what is important.
Topics to Discuss With Your Lawyer
Below are three important topics you need to be openly discussed with your Stockton accident attorney in detail:
- Medical History. Your medical history is very important to the outcome of the present accident claim. Your previous injuries, especially if they were to the same body parts injured in your current accident, can significantly impact the value of your claim. This makes it imperative that you honestly provide the details of any pre-existing injuries to your attorney at the outset of your claim. Your lawyer needs to know your medical past to properly handle your claim and strategize how best to proceed with getting you the full damages you deserve.
- Emotional and Mental State. If you were in a serious accident, a major part of your damages will most likely consist of pain and suffering. In order to maximize this type of damage, your Stockton accident attorney needs to understand the extent and details of your mental and emotional state to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
- Financial Status. If you are unable to work, for any period of time, as a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of earnings and future earning capacity. To calculate your damages, you need to provide your attorney with your financial records, including pay stubs and taxes.
Consult with a Stockton Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless act of a third party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Stockton personal injury attorney, call the Srai Law Offices today at (209) 323-5558.