Preparing for your Personal Injury Case

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We’d like to start out by saying that preparing for a personal injury case or claim requires the assistance and guidance of an experienced attorney. However, personal injury attorney in Johnson City, Michael R. Munsey, would like to share with you tips that will help you get everything in order for your case. We may also request additional information that is specific to your claim, which would be requested during your consultation.

Gather Medical Evidence

Hopefully, you have already seen a physician regarding your accident and injuries. During this visit, the physician should have thoroughly documented what occurred, and how you received your injuries, the severity of your injuries, and the prognosis. Imaging such as X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans, and the like should also be part of your medical records to support a case around your injuries. It will be important for your personal injury case to gather and provide to your attorney the names, phone numbers, and addresses of any and all of the physicians who have treated you. Our experienced legal team will be in contact with these physicians to gather the necessary medical evidence to support your case.

Track Expenses

Since part of your claim will involve seeking compensation for medical expenses, we have to know what you have spent. For this reason, it is important to keep track of receipts pertaining to your medical expenses such as doctor bills, payments to any medical facilities, physical therapy, medication, and anything else related to the diagnosis or treatment of your injuries. If you have purchased any medical devices such as braces, crutches, or a wheelchair, keep these receipts as well. These receipts will give us an idea of how much to seek during the legal litigation for your personal injury claim.

What’s Different?

Part of building your case is understanding how your injuries have changed your life. During your consultation, we will ask you questions such as how life has changed for you and those that are under your care such as dependants or a spouse.

However, think about these aspects of life:

  • Are you able to care for yourself?
  • Is there anything that you are unable to do anymore?
  • Are there things that you cannot do as well or are limited in doing since you became injured?
  • Do you live in pain?
  • Does pain prevent you from living life like you did before? 

Since most personal injury cases do not go to trial, we can usually settle out of court. However, building your case requires your participation as you gather the necessary information for your attorney. The more information that you can provide, the better your case will be.

Personal Injury Attorney in Tri-Cities

If you would like to speak with an attorney regarding your personal injuries, please contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, PC, by calling (276) 451-2056 to schedule your free consultation.

Representing the injured and disabled for more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, PC, are proud to serve clients in Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, Tennessee, as well as Bristol, Virginia.