Monday, January 11, 2016
What to Bring on Your First Appointment with a Personal Injury Lawyer
Your initial consultation with a personal injury attorney may involve a discussion of the details of your case. Whether you’ve already decided to file a law suit or just seeking advice on whether or not to continue filing. It will definitely help to bring all documents that can help the attorney fully understand the case.
Some of the most important documents that you should prepare a copy of are police reports, medical certificates, and notes taken during the incident. These documents are particularly essential if you are filing a claim that involves insurance. In addition, your attorney may need to have names and phone numbers of the persons involved in the case, especially those of the witnesses if any. Other helpful information, such as paid time off and loss of income, may also help in the presentation of your case so make sure to have them ready.
If not all needed documents are ready, it’s okay to simply bring those that will help tie the details together. This will help your attorney to determine if your case is worth pursuing. By fully understanding your case, your attorney can show you different options and their implications so that you can make informed decisions moving forward.