How to Prepare for a Meeting with a Personal Injury Attorney
The days after an accident can be a scary, painful, and confusing time for accident victims. However, once you have made the decision to seek legal representation for your personal injury case, there are some steps that you should take in order to have the most productive meeting possible with an attorney. At the law office of Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville, our top tier personal injury attorneys have zealously represented victims of all types of personal injury cases and fought for the compensation they deserve after an accident. To learn more about how our office can help in your case, call or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Documents You Should Bring
In order to make the first meeting with your lawyer run as smoothly as possible, it is important to bring all of the important documentation with you about your case and the accident. Be sure to bring all medical information, including documentation of injuries and treatment, medical bills, documents describing and future medical treatment, name of the ambulance service, names of all medical facilities and hospitals visited, dates of admission and release from the hospital, and all current medications.
Insurance paperwork is also helpful, including all documentation of current health insurance coverage and auto coverage if the accident involved a vehicle. If you exchanged insurance information with another person at the scene of the accident you should bring that, as well. Any copies of police or accident reports is also helpful for a first meeting in addition to information on missed work and lost wages. This can include a W2, paystubs, or other documentation from your employer.
Finally, if you have any photos or video evidence you should also bring that to your first meeting with your lawyer. This may include pictures or video of the accident scene, injuries sustained, road and weather conditions, and property damage. If there is any additional documentation needed for your first meeting, your lawyer should communicate that to you beforehand.
Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer
In addition to the documentation, you should also be prepared to answer questions about the accident and your injuries. Your attorney needs to know as much as possible about the accident before communicating with the insurance companies. It can be helpful to the process if you take the time to write down everything you remember about the accident before your meeting. Your attorney may also want to know who you have spoken to about the accident and whether you have given a statement to insurers. Your lawyer will also want more information from you about the extent of your injuries, how much pain you are feeling, your doctor’s prognosis, and how your injuries have impacted your everyday life.
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If you would like to speak with an experienced Nashville personal injury attorney about your case, call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free consultation.