A strong personal injury case requires building an equally strong relationship between you and your attorney. This process takes time and effort on both ends. Your contact with your personal injury attorney shouldn’t be just an initial meeting; it should be an ongoing relationship, with regular meetings and clear communication. As a client, you should feel comfortable calling your attorney directly, and your attorney should be available to personally talk to you - paralegals and other staff members are a great help, but they are no substitute for personal communication with your lawyer.
Murphy & Prachthauser are personal injury attorneys in Milwaukee who believe in the importance of educating their clients to make informed legal decisions and get the best results. Communication is a big part of the client education process. We believe consistent contact is the foundation for a strong case, offering the best chance for a positive outcome for each client.
Here are three keys reasons that demonstrate how regular communication can strengthen your case:
Preventing Gaps in Your Medical Treatment
If you were in a serious car accident, the treatment for your injuries may involve numerous appointments over a period of time. Treatment gaps are a big problem that can hurt your case. Whether it is a follow-up with your family doctor, or a series of physical therapy appointments, you need to make sure you complete the recommended care in a timely fashion. Gaps in treatment create both medical problems for you and legal problems for your Milwaukee car accident attorney. Regular communication can ensure you keep getting the care you need.
Keeping Track of Your Recovery
If you have been hurt in an accident, suddenly you will find that you have a lot to deal with. Medical visits, legal appointments, documentation, organization of case materials, and the physical pain you are dealing with is an overwhelming combination. Regular communication with your personal injury attorney improves your case by helping you to stay updated and organized. Your attorney should educate you on each step of the process, reducing your stress and worry to allow you to recover.
Ensuring an Organized Discovery Process
Discovery is the work that occurs after your initial meeting with your personal injury attorney in Milwaukee. It is the exchange of information between the parties in the lawsuit, including sharing evidence, witnesses and facts about the case. The discovery process can be long and complex. It can last anywhere from weeks to months, and will almost always require your active participation and help. Regular communication with your personal injury lawyer will prepare you for the discovery phase and help you understand what you need to do - resulting in a much stronger case.
If you’re not yet convinced, consider filling out a free case evaluation and talking with a personal injury attorney today. You’ll see the difference when you have the opportunity to talk directly with an expert.
If you have a car accident case you would like to speak to a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer about, please contact us to schedule a free consultation and get an experienced team working on your behalf.