CORRESPONDENCE FROM PERSONS OTHER THAN YOUR ATTORNEY. Please mail all correspondence and forms that you receive from others to my office (including those documents received from your own insurance company). There is no need to complete any of the forms unless I ask you to do so.
APPOINTMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE. If you are unable to attend an appointment with your doctor, me, or anyone else concerning this case, notify them, or me, that you are canceling, and immediately arrange for a new appointment date.
DOCTOR’S ADVICE. Please be sure to follow your doctor’s advice because you can only hope to feel better from your injuries suffered in the accident by following your doctor’s instructions. Make sure that you report to your doctor all of your complaints following your accident, so that your doctor can properly evaluate your medical condition.
MEDICAL BILLS. If you have medical insurance of any kind, please be sure to consult with your doctor’s office, so that they can assist you in applying for all benefits that you may be entitled to. It is helpful to take your insurance forms to your doctor’s office.
EXPENSES. Please keep a record of all expenses connected with your case. Save all bills and receipts for doctors, medications, hospitals, medical appliances, repair estimates, and other bills. Make sure to mail such bills to my office.
LOSS OF EARNINGS. If you lose time from work, please keep a written record of the dates, times, and hours missed, along with the amount of money that you lose in wages. Contact my office after you return to work due to the accident so that we can send a letter to your employer to verify your loss of earnings, which I will submit to the insurance company as part of your damages.
QUESTIONS. Should you have any questions whatsoever, regarding any matter, please feel free to contact my office at any time.
KEEP YOUR ATTORNEY UP TO DATE. Please inform my office of any of the following:
(a) Changes in your address or telephone number;
(b) Changes in your employment;
(c) Changes in your physical condition;
(d) Date of your return to work;
(e) Date of your discharge from the hospital and/or doctor;
(f) Any material facts of the accident which occur to you after our initial interview, such as the name, address, and telephone number of any possible witnesses to your accident.
ANOTHER ACCIDENT. Should you become involved in another accident, please notify my office immediately, as it may affect your present case. Also, should you need assistance in any other legal matter, please feel free to contact me.
DIARY. You may want to keep a diary of the events that have transpired since your accident. If you are already keeping a diary, please make sure to update it either daily, weekly, or when something noteworthy occurs. When we begin settlement discussions with the insurance company, if I do not ask you to provide me with your diary, please make sure that you forward the diary to my office.
KEEP THIS LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS. Please save this list of instructions, and refer to it when you are in doubt as to what you should do. I am here for your protection, guidance, and information. Should you not hear from me on a regular basis, please give me a call to let me know how you are doing. Before I can properly evaluate your case for potential settlement, it is necessary that I accumulate the information and documents mentioned in this letter. At the appropriate time, I will enter into negotiations for the settlement of your case.
Practice Area SpecialtiesBelow are some of the areas I cover, if you have a particular case or question, feel free to call anytime, (805) 496-2244.
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle or Bike Accident
- Dog Bites
- Defective Merchandise/Products
- Construction accidents
- Property/ Homeowner Negligence
- Burn Victims
- Injured Victims Whom Require Specialty Surgeries
- Brain and Head Injuries
- Wrongful Death of a Loved One