At Halepaska Law, we’re proud to represent you if you’ve been in an auto accident. Our auto injury lawyers have helped numerous clients get their just compensation when injured by the fault or negligence of another driver, generally through a simple settlement that avoids a lengthy and hassle-heavy court battle.

When you hire our firm, you get comprehensive support for your case at all times. Even if your process drags out somewhat, you can always count on us to be there. Here are a few basic do’s and don’ts we recommend to our clients as you move through the personal injury case process:

DO

  • Stay in touch with our offices regularly, even if there’s a bit of a gap with anything happening in your case. In particular, be sure to update us immediately on any changes to your contact information or address.
  • Immediately open and read any letters we send you – if you have questions about any of the information in them, do not hesitate to call and clarify with us.
  • Down similar lines, if we request any information or records of any kind, be ready to supply these to us in a timely manner. We will never request private information unless it’s directly necessary for your case.
  • Appear in a timely manner for all hearings, depositions meetings or other appearances that are required of you.
  • This can be difficult, but we urge our clients to try and view their case through the lens of a judge or jury, especially if there’s any chance of the case reaching the trial stage. Attempting to be realistic about how a third party will be the case will not only help keep your expectations realistic, but may also help with your approach to the case.
  • Always tell the truth about every detail of your case, no matter how trivial. And while there might be details we instruct you to withhold from outside parties to help your case, always tell us absolutely everything up front – we are bound by law to keep any private information a secret if you desire it, and not being truthful with us will not allow us to properly represent you.
  • Always ask questions if there’s any part of the case you don’t understand.

DON’T

  • Never state facts you’re not completely sure on or that might be beyond your knowledge level unless you’ve clarified with your attorney beforehand.
  • Do not attempt to mislead or be untruthful for any reason, even if you think it will help your case.
  • Do not discuss your case with outside parties for whom the attorney/client privacy privilege does not apply.
  • Do not become angry or frustrated with the opposing attorney or the circumstances with the case – if you’ve been wronged, let the facts and final judgment speak for themselves.

For more on do’s and don’ts of an auto accident injury case, or to learn about any of our personal injury or other attorney services, speak to the staff at Halepaska Law today