Guest and Gray is Rockwall and Rockwall County’s trusted car, 18-wheeler and motorcycle accident attorneys. If you have been injured injured in an accident in Rockwall County, and it is not your fault, you need to call Guest and Gray, P.C. and learn about your rights.
How Can You Assert Your Rights in a Rockwall County Personal Injury Case?
When you are injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it is important to get information on a few things: (1) who was there and saw what happened; (2) what law enforcement agency responded to the accident; and (3) the at-fault driver’s insurance information.
In many cases, for obvious reasons such as injury, it may not be possible for you to get this information right away. However, if you obtain a copy of the police report from the responding law enforcement agency, then you should be able to find out most of the information that you need. The police report will be vitally important to your attorney in their attempts to contact witnesses and responding police officers and generally gather evidence surrounding the accident. It is important to note that the police report itself is not evidence and cannot be admitted in court, because it is considered “hearsay”. So, it is important that your attorney speaks with the witnesses and gets their statements early on so that the events are still fresh in their mind.
Gathering this type of evidence early on will help your attorney assert your rights and prove that the other party was at-fault for the accident, however, there is a second type of evidence that your attorney will also need, and that evidence relates to your injuries, both physical and mental, as well as your economic damages.
Take Pictures of Your Physical Injuries and Document Your Recovery
It is important that you take pictures of your physical injuries at the different stages of their healing and your recovery. This is because this will aid your attorney in demonstrating what life was like for you after the accident and how your injuries impacted your life. So, I typically tell my clients to take pictures early on and then every week on the same day thereafter. This helps to show the progression and healing process throughout its many stages. The length of time that it takes for your injuries to heal is a key indicator of your pain and suffering and mental anguish. So, it is important to document your recovery with a journal and pictures, so that your attorney can clearly see the extent of your injuries and use that to push to get the highest recovery possible for you.
Provide Your Attorney With All of Your Medical Information and Lost Wages Related to the Accident
Another key indicator of your damages, including mental anguish and pain and suffering, is the medical information, including medical records and medical bills, and the amount of time missed from work. This is true because these are real tangible forms of loss that we can show the insurance company and their insured how they have hurt you. Because of this, it is vitally important for you to provide your attorney with all relevant medical information and all of your lost wages information so that they can properly assert your rights to obtain the highest possible recovery in your case.
If you have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in Rockwall, Royse City, Fate, McLendon-Chisholm, or anywhere else in Rockwall County, you need to speak with the trusted personal injury lawyers at Guest and Gray Law Firm today. Our experienced trial lawyers will provide you with a free case analysis and we take all Rockwall and Rockwall county personal injury and wrongful death cases on contingency, meaning that you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Do not wait until after you have spoken with the insurance company to give us a call. Speak with one our attorneys first to ensure that your rights are properly asserted with the at-fault party and their insurance company. Call today!