What exactly is my role in a Phoenix personal injury lawsuit? Do I need to do anything if my case reaches that level?
Your primary role is to communicate with your attorney when necessary. This includes apprising the attorney of any changes to the following: (1) changes with medical providers; (2) changes with health insurance; (3) changes to your employment; (4) changes to contact information (address, emails, and phone numbers). In addition, you will be required to answer questions posed by the defendant’s attorneys, either on paper (such as interrogatories) or in-person (such as a deposition). While we will assist in preparing answers and responses as well as preparing you for in-person examinations, you must be available to meet with your attorney when necessary and provide information to your attorney when asked.
You may be asked to provide signatures to allow us (or defendant) to obtain information and you need to be available to discuss your case when needed. You may be required to attend depositions, mediations, arbitrations, or medical exams. You will be asked to discuss settlement offers and make decisions about the disposition of your case. You may be asked to assist in providing the names of potential witnesses as well as providing us with the evidence you may have gathered (photos you have, notes you took, diaries you kept, etc). The further the case proceeds the more involved you will need to be in communicating or meeting with your attorneys. Clients tend to be less involved with their case before a lawsuit is filed. Once a lawsuit is filed, the rules governing the procedures applicable to lawsuits necessitate more client involvement.
If you have any questions regarding your claim, it's wise to get in touch with an experienced Phoenix, Arizona personal injury lawyer. Get the facts. Stop guessing.