People often face significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens when they are involved in a personal injury accident. It is because of this that they usually wish to seek justice for their suffering by holding the negligent party responsible. This can be done through a personal injury lawsuit. During this time, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney for help with your case.
When a person is meeting with a personal injury attorney for the first time, they are often unsure of what will take place. While there is no need for them to be nervous, it is important that they are prepared for the consultation.
What Should I Bring to the Meeting?
When going into the first meeting with a personal injury attorney, it is important to provide the attorney with a thorough understanding of your case. This can be done with the necessary documentation that provides an overview of the accident you were involved in. Documentation that can be helpful can include the following:
- A written description of the accident describing a detailed, chronological description of how the accident and your injuries happened.
- A copy of the police report from the scene of the accident. This provides another perspective of the accident as well as any information on whether any parties were ticketed or arrested.
- The names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident so they can be used for testimony later on to help your claim.
- Your medical records to prove your injuries.
- Receipts of any expenses related to your injuries, including any out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatment and in-home care.
- Photos or videos of the accident and your injuries
- Your insurance information, including health, automobile, renter, or homeowner policies.
- If there was any contact with the other party or their insurance. This can include letters, emails, phone calls, etc.
- Any questions you may have for the attorney regarding your case
What Questions Will I Be Asked?
In order for the attorney to understand the matter at hand, they will also ask a variety of questions pertaining to the accident. This can include the following:
- What injuries do you have? How are you feeling/how much pain you have?
- Have you seen a doctor? What was the prognosis?
- Did you talk to any other lawyers or insurance representative about the incident?
- What medical and automobile insurance coverage do you have?
- Did you give a statement about the accident to your insurance company?
- Where are you employed/what do you do? How long have you worked there?
- Have you ever been in an accident before?
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