When a personal injury accident happens, the aftermath can often be frightening. Oftentimes, people wonder if the complications of pursuing legal action is worth it or not. However, it is because of this that a personal injury attorney should be contacted so they can handle the complex matters. While this is true, there are certain ways the injured party should prepare in order to go into an initial consultation. Continue reading below to learn more.
What Should I Bring to my First Meeting?
An attorney can do their job if they are provided with the proper information. This means injured parties must bring the necessary information regarding their case to the first meeting. This can include a variety of documents and evidence about the incident and their injuries. Certain documents they can bring on their own can include the following:
- Pictures or videos of the accident
- Medical documents outlining the origin and extent of your injuries
- Police reports filed at the scene of the accident
- Your health insurance information
- Your auto insurance information, if applicable
- The contact information of any witnesses to the accident, including business cards, phone numbers, emails
- Any expenses you have undertook as a result of the accident, such as lost wages or hefty medical bills
Will my Attorney Ask me Other Questions?
During an initial consultation, an attorney may ask various questions about the case. As each claim is different to one another, these can vary. However, there are some questions that can be expected. This can include the details of the incident such as where it happened and why they want to recover compensation. It can also include the following:
- How did the accident happen?
- How are you feeling now?
- Are you currently employed?
- Were you involved in an accident in the past? Was it your fault?
- Have you contacted yours or the negligent party’s insurance company regarding the accident?
Contact our Firm
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.