When a person is involved in a serious accident, they often face significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Because of this, those injured may wish to hold the negligent party accountable through a personal injury lawsuit. If this has happened to you, you must retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
Understandably, the first meeting with a personal injury attorney can cause some anxiety, as many people are unsure of what will take place. Please continue reading so you can be prepared for your initial consultation.
What Should I Bring to the Meeting?
Before going into your initial meeting with a personal injury attorney, you must have the necessary documentation to provide an overview of your case. The following are all examples of relevant information you should bring to your meeting:
- A written, chronological description of the accident.
- A copy of the police report from the scene of the accident. This provides the attorney with an additional perspective of the incident, as well as information regarding whether anyone was ticketed or arrested as a result.
- The names and information of any witnesses. If anyone saw the accident happen, you should ask them for their contact information so they can be used as an eyewitness to help bolster your claim.
- Medical records proving your injuries.
- Receipts of any expenses related to your injuries. This can include any out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatment and in-home care.
- Photos or videos of the accident and your injuries. These can visually prove what happened after the wreckage was cleared away and certain injuries have healed.
- Your insurance information. This can include health, auto, renter, or homeowner policies.
- Any correspondence with the other party or their insurance, such as letters, emails, phone calls, etc.Any questions you may have for your attorney.
What Questions Will I Be Asked?
For an attorney to better understand your case, they may ask the following questions:
- What specific injuries do you have and how are you feeling/how much pain are you in?
- Have you seen a doctor and what was the prognosis?
- Did you talk to any other lawyers or insurance representatives regarding the incident? What details did you give them?
- What type of medical and auto insurance coverage do you have?
- Did you give a recorded statement regarding the accident to your insurance company?
- Where are you employed? How long have you worked there?
- Have you ever been in an accident before?
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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.