Does My Personal Injury Attorney Need to Speak to My Doctor?
If someone has been injured in an accident, we often at times will need to contact and talk with the doctors who have treated the client.
The reason for that is two-fold. One, it helps us develop the injury and damages part of the case. Also, we find that by going and meeting with the doctor at the doctor’s convenience and sitting down with the doctor, with a copy of the client’s medical records that we’ve already obtained from a record requests from the office, is helpful in better understanding the nature and extent of the injuries that our client has suffered.
And it will also enable us to establish a relationship with the doctor, so that when his or her testimony is later required in the case, we have…we feel that we have a relationship with the doctor that will make that testimony more productive for the case.
We introduce ourselves to the doctor and explain to the doctor our role why we’re there, and what we’re trying to do. I think that’s only fair to the doctor and his staff or her staff, that they understand why we are there and what we’re trying to accomplish.