How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation With Our PA Personal Injury Firm

There is nothing more potentially devastating than being seriously injured due to another party’s negligence. If you are someone who has recently been injured in an accident, you most likely now require financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. The first step of the personal injury claims process is, of course, scheduling and attending your initial consultation with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney. Please continue reading and give us a call to learn more about how to prepare for your initial consultation with our firm. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What documents should I bring to my initial consultation with a personal injury attorney?

After an injury, it is critical that you begin documenting the accident immediately, and from there, once you receive medical treatment, you should bring the following information to your initial consultation with our personal injury attorneys:

  • A police report filed at the scene of the accident
  • A written statement regarding the sequence of events leading up to your accident
  • If injured in a slip and fall, bring pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident
  • If injured in an auto accident, bring pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other motorist’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident.
  • The negligent party’s insurance information
  • Any recorded or written communication you may have had with the other party and their insurance company
  • Medical documentation/bills regarding your injuries
  • Witness statements and contact information, such as phone numbers and emails
  • Any other documentation you may have concerning the accident or your injuries

How long can I wait to schedule an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania?

If you are injured in an accident in the state of Pennsylvania, it is in your best interest to schedule your initial consultation with our firm as soon as possible. There is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in place in Pennsylvania, and if you wait past the statute of limitations to file your claim, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, which means that you must not wait any longer than two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced firm.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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