If you incur an injury due to another party’s negligence, you may wish to take legal action. An injury can impact you physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially, and you deserve compensation for these burdens. In order to receive the compensation you deserve, you will need to retain an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney. So, how do you prepare to meet with your attorney for the first time? Read on to find out how you can prepare for your initial consultation, what documents you should provide, and what questions your attorney may ask you.
What Should I Bring to my Meeting?
An initial consultation allows your attorney to become familiar with your case. In order to familiarize your attorney, there are several documents you should bring. These documents may include:
- A written account of the events leading up to, and after, your accident.
- If applicable, a copy of the police report or medical assistance regarding the accident.
- The contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident.
- Medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, any receipts detailing the cost of medical treatment, and the amount of time you missed from work resulting in lost wages.
- Photos and videos of the accident/ the hazardous conditions which caused your accident.
- Your insurance information including health insurance and any other applicable insurance. For example, if you were in a car accident, you will want to bring your auto insurance information.
- A list of questions you may have for your attorney.
What Questions Will I Be Asked?
Your attorney will ask you several questions in order to learn more about your case. Some questions may include:
- Your doctor’s official prognosis.
- How your injuries affect your daily life.
- Whether you have had any correspondence with the other party or their insurance company.
- If so, you should bring a copy of this correspondence
- Whether you gave a statement to your insurance company.
- Whether you have filed a personal injury claim in the past.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
In New Jersey, you may file a claim within two years of your accident. We understand that when recovering from a serious injury, a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind. When you are ready to reach out for help, please contact Brown Law.
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.