If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important to take your legal options into consideration, as you may be entitled to significant compensation. Of course, the first step in pursuing compensation is to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Your initial meeting with a personal injury lawyer sets the tone for your entire relationship. It is important to approach this meeting properly and help your attorney build your case on the strongest foundation possible.
What should I bring to my consultation?
Be sure to take some time prior to your consultation to make sure you go in organized. It is important that you bring everything related to your injury to your initial consultation. That way, the attorney will have everything she needs and can determine what is useful and what is not. These documents should include the following:
- Copies of all medical reports related to your injuries, including the diagnosis, treatment plans, and prognosis for recovery
- Records of all related expenditures, such as prescriptions, transportation or parking costs, phone calls to your medical professionals, property repairs, and all medical bills
- All unpaid bills related to your injuries
- Police reports or exchange of information related to your accident, if any exist
- Insurance details for yourself and every other party involved in the accident, as these will help your personal injury attorney determine proper coverage in the case
- Any photographs of the accident, the property damage to the vehicles, or of the physical injuries you suffered as a result of the accident
- Names and phone numbers of witnesses
Your personal injury attorney will need to speak with several individuals related to your case in order to collect as much information possible to prove that the other party was negligent. Be sure to provide them with contact information for yourself, your doctors, any witnesses to the accident, representatives for the insurance company, and anyone else related to your case.
It is often better to err on the side of providing too much information. Too much information is always better than too little in these situations, especially because you are required to fulfill the burden of proof. Our firm will determine which parties and what information is truly relevant in your case. Contact our firm today to set up your initial consultation after being injured in an accident.
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Howard County, Maryland who have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Let our firm explore all possible methods of recovering the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.