People who are involved in a personal injury accident often sustain serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens as a result. When this happens, they usually wish to pursue legal action in order to recover compensation for these damages. During this time, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance. When attending an initial consultation with your attorney, you should be prepared in order to get the most out of the meeting.
What Should I Bring to the Meeting?
When preparing for an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney, it is important to gather any documentation regarding your case that may be necessary. This information allows the attorney to understand the accident and the injuries you sustained. Documentation to bring to the meeting can include the following:
- A written, chronological description of the accident describing how the accident and your injuries occurred.
- A copy of the police report from the accident, providing another perspective as well as whether any parties were ticketed or arrested.
- The names and contact information of any witnesses to be used for testimony.
- Your medical records to prove your injuries.
- Receipts of any expenses related to the injuries. This can include any out-of-pocket expenses for treatment and in-home care.
- Photos or videos of the accident and your injuries
- Your insurance information. This can include health, automobile, renter, or homeowner policies.
- Any contact with the other party or their insurance company. This can include letters, emails, phone calls, etc.
- Any questions for the attorney regarding your case
What Questions Will I Be Asked?
In order for a personal injury attorney to have as much knowledge as they can regarding your accident, they usually also ask questions to learn more. This can include the following:
- What injuries do you have? How are you feeling/how much pain you have?
- Have you seen a doctor? What was the prognosis?
- Did you talk to any other lawyers or insurance representative about the incident?
- What medical and automobile insurance coverage do you have?
- Did you give a statement about the accident to your insurance company?
- Where are you employed/what do you do? How long have you worked there?
- Have you ever been in an accident before?
Contact our Firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.