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What To Bring To Your Initial Consultation with an Injury Lawyer

If you don’t have experience working with an injury lawyer, the process can seem intimidating. Such is especially true if you need an attorney’s assistance because you were injured. The stress after an accident can be overwhelming, yet hiring an attorney at the soonest opportunity can increase the chances of receiving compensation. For a successful experience, you can prepare for your first consultation with an attorney using the guidelines below. Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. represents those injured due to someone else’s negligence as they seek the compensation that they deserve. Contact our firm for an appointment where you can receive detailed advice regarding your case. 

Keep Documentation of Your Injury on File

Evidence that the accident occurred due to someone else’s negligent actions can help you demonstrate your right to compensation. Life may feel unpredictable after an accident, but by taking a step back and assessing your evidence, you make your chances of a successful claim more likely. Before your first meeting with an injury lawyer, keep all documents related to your injury and accident in a folder. Bring this information with you to your consultation so we can determine the right course of action. 

Your file should contain the following information, if applicable: 

  • Name of the ambulance service and address of the emergency room where you were brought
  • Chiropractors you consulted
  • Names of everyone involved in the accident
  • Impacts on your employment status and lost income, including days you missed work due to injuries
  • Names and addresses of witnesses and people involved in the accident
  • Date when you were admitted to the emergency room and/or hospital 

Include the following documents as applicable to your case:

  • Accident report
  • Copies of written statements 
  • Your car insurance policy, including the coverage certificate and declarations page
  • Homeowner’s or renter’s policy
  • Certificate for medical or disability insurance policy
  • Other party’s insurance information
  • Medical bills
  • Correspondance between you and your insurer relating to the accident or injury
  • Receipts of anything you needed to buy or fix due to your injury or accident

Questions to Ask Your Attorney At Your Consultation

An injury can truly upend your life. You deserve an attorney who represents your best interests and isn’t afraid to stand up to insurance companies so you can pursue the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys need more than just paper documents to build your case: we want to fully understand your situation and what you hope to achieve. As such, we make sure you’re on the same page as we are by answering key questions:

  • Does my case have a time limit by which I must settle or file a lawsuit? 
  • What experience do your attorneys bring to my case? 
  • What potential problems do you see in navigating my case? 

Speak to Our Attorneys Today

Injuries can be life-altering, and you deserve to seek compensation for your suffering. Preparing for your first consultation with an attorney makes it possible to ensure all of your questions will be answered and you can start your case off strong. Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. is available to review your case. Contact our firm today to schedule an appointment. 

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