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How to Avoid Misunderstandings with Your Accident Lawyer

10th August 2011
By parkermackowiak in Accident claims
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Getting into an accident is bad enough, but having trouble explaining what you need to an accident lawyer can be more frustrating. Sometimes, a lawyer tends to use too many fancy terms, and you end up having trouble understanding them. On the other hand, there are times when itís the lawyer that has trouble understanding your point of view. If you follow these tips, you and your lawyer will have an easier time understanding each other.

The first, and probably the best way to avoid misunderstandings, is to speak as plainly as possible. You donít have to speak like a dumb person; you just have to be straight to the point. Beating around the bush can easily mislead your lawyer into thinking about something different, which could lead to him or her misrepresenting you during the entire ordeal.

If you notice that your lawyer seems to have misunderstood you, donít think twice about interrupting him or her. You should always correct your lawyerís misunderstanding, unless youíre in a court session. If you know you were in an accident that was caused by someone backing right into your car, make sure the lawyer knows how it happened. Remember that every misunderstanding can potentially cost you the case.


If youíre the one that has trouble understanding your Florida accident lawyer, tell them that you donít understand. As the saying goes, itís better to ask a stupid question rather than stay stupid. After all, if you misunderstand a question, thereís a good chance that youĎll answer it incorrectly without realizing it.

Always clear any misrepresentations or mistakes that your Florida accident lawyer has before taking matters to the court. Itís important to stay on the same page if you want to have a chance at winning your case. This also applies to written material, such as medical records and other important documents, so make sure you and your lawyer read important paperwork carefully.

Of course, you should also make things clear regarding other things, such as the payment scheme and your own terms and conditions. This way, not only do you and your Florida accident lawyer have a good chance of winning the case, you also get to avoid issues regarding service payments.



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