Trantolo & Trantolo has an excellent record of success for our clients. We have fought on the behalf of many people throughout Connecticut, who have been awarded millions in damages for their injuries. Our Firm loves to help others in need because many of us have experienced personal injury and loss too. We know what it is like to have nowhere to turn, so we ask that you turn to us! Continued medical treatment is one of the most important steps in this process. Here are 5 tips to help you win your personal injury lawsuit.
1. Receive Medical Treatment Right Away
Although symptoms may not surface right away, you were likely hurt in your accident. It is extremely important to seek medical attention immediately after a car crash, slip and fall or other type of physical injury. If you wait until pain settles in, it may be harder to prove that the accident is the cause of your discomfort. Without a clear medical diagnosis, the defendant can claim you were never hurt.
2. Continue to Record Your Symptoms
Just as you should continue to see a doctor for medical treatment following an accident, you should also keep a detailed record of your symptoms. Has a minor backache become excruciating pain every time you move? An accurate record of your symptoms since the accident can strengthen your case.
3. Don’t Leave Out Any Details
It is better to provide the doctor with too much information than too little. A slight feeling of discomfort in your lower back could turn into a herniated disc if you do not take it seriously. Be specific about where and what kind of pain you are experiencing to avoid further damage to your body.
4. Be Honest About Prior Injuries
Honesty is the best policy, especially when speaking with a doctor. Be sure to tell him or her of any previous injuries that could have been aggravated during the accident. For instance, you twisted your ankle in a slip and fall but last year, you broke the bone in a skiing accident.
5. Keep Your Attorney Informed
Lastly, communicate with your attorney so he is well-informed about your medical treatment and progression back to health. At Trantolo & Trantolo, we do everything we can to help win your case, so the more we know the better. It is imperative that we know all the details, including any medical treatments and diagnoses, every step of the way.