Are you a victim of an accident that left you with injuries? Do not hesitate to file a personal injury claim. Although the process of obtaining compensation for personal injuries can be lengthy and complicated, it is worth learning more about.
We know that you may be curious about what to expect in a consultation for personal injury. Here is some helpful information.
The Personal Injury Consultation Process
An experienced attorney will help you to determine if you have a personal injury case. The lawyer will need to know more about your injuries and the circumstances that led to them. Your personal injury lawyer will ask you specific questions and require as much detail as possible.
What’s the purpose of the initial consultation for personal injury? This consultation will allow the lawyer to learn more information about your case. It will also give him an opportunity to get to know you personally and how the accident affected you.
The consultation is also important because it will allow you to learn more about the firm and the lawyer’s experience in handling cases similar to yours.
What is the average time it will take for my free lawyer consultation?
The initial consultation may take between minutes and hours depending on the details of your case and the number (and follow-up) questions from the lawyer.
Some people prefer to meet face-to-face, but in others, it’s more convenient to schedule a consultation by phone. No matter how complex your case may be, it is important to have all the necessary documents and questions ready so that the meeting can go smoothly.
What Documentation Should I Bring To A Legal Consultation?
You should always bring all documentation to your first meeting with a personal injuries lawyer. What documents should I bring? We recommend that you have copies of the following documents:
- Police reports on the accident
- Photographs and other documentation that you have gathered about the accident
- Your medical records pertaining to your personal injuries and the treatment you received
Your lawyer will review these documents to assess your case and determine the best way forward.
The Lawyer Might Ask You Questions During A Consultation
A personal injury lawyer will need to learn more about your case and how to proceed with investigating it. The lawyer may want to know:
- What do you know about the accident? Who have you shared information with?
- Are there witnesses to the accident? Do you have their contact information?
- Would you like to let us know where you are seeking medical treatment and if you would be willing to sign a release allowing us to examine your medical records?
- Which insurance companies are involved and who can be reached?
- Are you able to speak with any adjusters or employees of insurance companies? Have you made any statements about the matter?
Your lawyer will need to know enough information about your case to start looking into it and determine the best ways to get financial compensation for your losses.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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