What should I bring when I meet with a personal injury lawyer?
In the interest of being prepared and making the most of a meeting with your personal injury lawyer, there is some preparation on your part which will be extremely helpful in getting your case underway in the most timely possible fashion. If you don’t have any of these items ready, there’s no reason to be discouraged or to delay making an appointment for your case evaluation.
First of all, please take a few moments to write down any details which will help us understand where, when, and how your accident took place. Include any details you remember such as the time of day, road and traffic conditions, and also any contact information you have for the other people involved including both passengers and the other driver.
Of course, you’ll also want to bring a copy of the police report regarding the incident, any insurance documents you have for the vehicle involved, and any photographs you took of your injuries of the vehicles involved.
Also, please bring any medical records which are relevant to your accident including any documentation from the hospital and ambulance (if one was used). It’s not necessary to wait until you finish with any treatment related to your accident, and important that you don’t delay long enough to have completed it. Bring whatever documentation you have up to the date you set for your initial consultation.
Any other relevant information you have including communication with insurance companies or other parties involved in the accident will also be beneficial. The better prepared you are the first time you speak with a lawyer, the more that can be accomplished more quickly.
Please don’t delay in setting up your case evaluation based on whether or not you’re missing some of the items listed here. We can gather the information we need if we move forward together with your legal action, however we cannot replace the valuable time you lose if you choose to wait.
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