How to Prepare for Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation

If you have sustained injuries in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you are likely looking to file a personal injury claim. Before this process starts, it is important to understand what to expect during your initial consultation with your personal injury attorney. To discover what to bring to your consultation, continue reading. For further questions about the claims filing process, do not hesitate to contact our Montgomery County, PA personal injury attorneys.

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

It is crucial that you document the accident immediately after it occurs. After you are treated medically, you should bring the following information to your initial consultation with your personal injury attorney so that they can assess the situation and begin working towards achieving your compensation.

  • A copy of the police report
  • Medical documentation/bills regarding your injuries
  • A written statement regarding the sequence of events
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Your insurance information
  • The negligent party’s insurance information
  • Any recorded or written communication with the other party or their insurance company
  • If injured in a slip and fall: pictures of the unsafe conditions that led to your accident
  • If injured in an auto accident: pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other motorist’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident

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

It is important that you take legal action within the statute of limitations. It is in your best interest to schedule your initial consultation with your personal injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim. Failure to file your claim within this timeframe may result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. To avoid this and to get started with our firm as soon as possible, give our legal team at Friedmann Schuman a call today to schedule your initial consultation. Our legal team will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. We want each of our clients to achieve the compensation they deserve. To learn more about our team and how we can assist you, contact our firm today.


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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