What to Bring to Your First Meeting with A Personal Injury Lawyer

September 4, 2015

What to Bring to Your First Meeting with A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident and you believe that someone else’s negligence caused the accident, you could be entitled to compensation. The process of filing a claim, however, is fairly complex, and you’ll need the help of a professional personal injury lawyer. In these cases, time is of the essence. In order to be better prepared for your first meeting, we’ve prepared a checklist of what you’ll need when come in for your first consultation.

Information
____ Name and address of the ambulance service you used
____ Name and address of the emergency room where you were treated
____ Dates you were admitted to the emergency room and the hospital
____ Names and business address of all doctors who have examined you
____ Names and addresses of any chiropractors you have consulted
____ Names of all people who were involved in the accident
____ Names and addresses of witnesses to the accident
____ Dates you missed work because of the accident
____ Name and telephone number of every insurance adjuster with whom you spoke
____ Names of people you have talked to about the accident or your injuries

Documents
____ Accident report from the police department
____ Copies of any written statements you or the defendant made
____ If injured in a car accident, your vehicle insurance policy along with the “declarations” page or “coverage certificate.”
____ Your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy, along with the declarations page or coverage certificate
____ Medical or disability insurance policy
____ Other policies, including major medical, hospitalization, veterans insurance
____ All correspondence you have received from any insurer about the accident or your injuries
____ All medical bills related to the injury
____ Receipts for items you have had to buy because of your injury
____ Receipts for property you had to get repaired because of the accident

injured foot Recovering from an accident both physically and financially can present several challenges. It’s important to make sure that you are compensated for any damages you incurred as quickly as possible. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, call Schenk Podolsky, your personal injury lawyers, today for a free case consultation.

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