When people are involved in serious personal injury accidents, they often suffer from physical, emotional, and financial hardships as a result. It is because of this that they usually wish to seek justice for their suffering through a personal injury lawsuit. This exists to hold a negligent party liable for the injuries they cause. During this time, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for help with your case. When a person is meeting with a personal injury attorney for the first time, it is important to know what to expect so that they are prepared for the consultation.
What Should I Bring to the Meeting?
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney serves as a time for the attorney to get a basic understanding of your case. This can be done with any documentation that provides an overview of the accident you were involved in and the injuries you sustained. Some examples of documentation that can be helpful can include:
- A detailed description of the accident chronologically laying out how the accident and your injuries took place.
- A copy of the police report, providing another perspective of the accident in addition to whether any parties were ticketed or arrested.
- The names and contact information of any witnesses so they can be used for testimony later on.
- Your medical records to prove your injuries.
- Receipts of all expenses due to your injuries, including medical treatment and in-home care.
- Photos or videos of the accident and your injuries
- Your insurance information (health, automobile, renter, homeowner policies, etc.)
- Any contact with the other party or their insurance (letters, emails, phone calls, etc.)
- Any questions you have for the attorney about your case
What Questions Will I Be Asked?
The attorney will also ask a variety of questions regarding the accident in order to better understand the case. 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?
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.