Preparing for an Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney

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If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you likely deserve compensation. This is because an injury can lead to serious burdens, including expensive medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. In order to recover the compensation you need and deserve, you will have to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. The first step of this process will be an initial consultation. Read on to learn more about what to expect from an initial consultation and how to prepare.

What should I bring to my initial consultation?

When meeting with your personal injury attorney for the first time, be sure to bring the following information:

  • Photographs or videos of your accident/injuries. 
  • Your insurance information. If you were involved in a car accident, for example, bring your health and automobile insurance. 
  • Write down/print out and bring any contact you may have had with other party or their insurance company, including emails and phone calls.
  • A written statement regarding the sequence of events leading up to, and after your accident. 
  • Bring a police report of the accident. 
  • The names and contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident occur. 
  • Medical records regarding your injuries and how they affect your daily life. 
  • Receipts of expenses incurred as a result of your injuries, such as medical bills. 

This information will help your attorney determine whether you have a case and help you build evidence to pursue it.

What will an attorney ask me at an initial consultation? 

The purpose of an initial consultation is to help your attorney learn more about your case. As a result, he or she will likely ask you a number of questions, including:

  • What is the extent of your injuries?
  • Was this your first accident? What is your accident history like? 
  • What is your doctor’s official prognosis regarding your injuries?
  • Have you spoken with any other lawyers or insurance representatives about your accident? 
  • Have you provided your insurance company with a statement regarding the incident?
  • What is the location of your employment, what do you do there, and how long you have been employed there?

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here for you. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.

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