What to Bring to Your Consultation With a Car Accident Attorney

  • By Joe Owen Law Firm Pllc
  • 12 Oct, 2017

If you have been involved in a car accident that has left you injured, you may be looking into getting a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can help you bring a personal injury case against the party or parties responsible for your injuries. You are allowed to recover money for lost income, medical expenses, permanent injuries, disfigurement and pain and suffering.

The majority of personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation to those who are injured. This allows them to determine if they want to take on your case and gives you the opportunity to determine if this is the attorney you wish to work with. If you have a consultation scheduled, it is important to bring along as much information as you can. Here are a few of the items you should bring if you have them.

Accident Report

Following a car crash, there may be an accident report written by a police officer. This initial report can provide a lot of information to a personal injury attorney.

The police report details key pieces of information, such as where the accident occurred, when the accident occurred, what the road conditions and weather conditions were like when the accident occurred and who may have been at fault for the accident and why.

A police report may also include pictures of the damage done to both vehicles. If the police were not called to the scene of the accident, be sure to bring along any pictures you have of the accident, as well as any statements that you may have provided to the Department of Motor Vehicles and insurance company in regards to the accident.

Witness Information

Following a car accident, you should obtain information from witnesses if you are able to do so. The information you should obtain includes their full name, address, phone number and place of employment.

When you meet with an attorney for a consultation, you will want to bring along any witness information that you may have. The attorney will then use this information to determine who may have been at fault for the accident and why.

If the case goes to trial, these witnesses can be invaluable. The sooner an attorney can speak to them and obtain their statement, the better, as it prevents them from forgetting important pieces of information that can be valuable down the road.

Medical Reports

If you have been involved in a car accident that has left you injured, the earlier you can seek out representation, the better. However, in some cases, you may not obtain legal counsel right away. If this occurs, you may have medical reports, bills and provider information already in hand when you go for a consultation with an attorney.

If you have any medical information, it is important to bring this with you to your consultation. The attorney will want to see what your injuries are, how extensive your injuries are and what your treatment plan is. This gives them an idea as to what your medical expenses may be and what your claim may settle for.

Letters From the Insurance Company

The last piece of information that you will want to bring with you when you have your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer is any correspondence with your insurance company or the other party's insurance company.

An attorney will want to see what the status of your insurance claim is. If the case was accepted, delayed or denied, they need to know about it. If the insurance party is already trying to settle with you, they need to know. Bringing along all of the information you have from the insurance company helps the attorney see where the case is at and what potential obstacles they may face.

If you have been injured in a car accident in the Orange County, NY, area, Joe Owen and the Owen Law Firm is ready, willing and able to assist you. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

By Joe Owen Law Firm Pllc 12 Oct, 2017

If you have been involved in a car accident that has left you injured, you may be looking into getting a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can help you bring a personal injury case against the party or parties responsible for your injuries. You are allowed to recover money for lost income, medical expenses, permanent injuries, disfigurement and pain and suffering.

The majority of personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation to those who are injured. This allows them to determine if they want to take on your case and gives you the opportunity to determine if this is the attorney you wish to work with. If you have a consultation scheduled, it is important to bring along as much information as you can. Here are a few of the items you should bring if you have them.

By Joe Owen Law Firm Pllc 27 Sep, 2017
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