If you have been in a car accident and you have to go to an attorney to help you get what you are entitled to, then you are going to need to make sure that you have certain documentation with you so that you can help your attorney help you. So, what are some of the things that you are going to need?
Proof of Lost Work
If you have lost work because of the injury, you are going to need to show that you missed work because of that. The way to do that is to visit your supervisor or human resources department. They should be able to give you paperwork on your company's letterhead that will show what days you were and weren't at work since your accident. If you turned in a doctor's note to your work, ask them to give you a copy of that information as well. Your doctor is going to have been thorough in their explanation to your work. If you want your attorney to be able to talk to your work, you will need to speak to your supervisor or HR department and give them your permission to speak to your attorney so that the attorney can get further information from them about your case.
Your Health Insurance Information
If your health insurance has been paying for your medical costs, whether it's a private company or a government-funded program like Medicare or Medicaid, you are going to want to give your attorney all of that information. That information includes records of any co-pays that you may have had to pay on any treatments as well as any treatments that you might have had to pay for out of pocket. You should also provide copies of your health insurance cards and any policy paperwork you have. You will also have to talk to the insurance company to make sure that they can talk to your attorney. You have a right to privacy when it comes to all medical matters, and without that permission, the insurance company cannot give any information out about you. They can listen to the attorney all they want, but they can't answer legally. You may have to fill out paperwork so that it's on record at the insurance company.
If you have been in an accident, an attorney can help you with your case. Make sure that you provide as much documentation as possible to help your attorney help you.
To learn more, contact a resource like Maruca Law.