The idea of meeting a lawyer and speaking to him may give you some sort of anxiety. But everything will go well if you'll do a little homework to answer the questions that they will ask. Speak with a personal injury attorney and make sure to provide all the details as possible; remember to bring all the documentation and paperwork related to your incident or injury. If you are able to answer all the questions, the attorney will ask; in that case, he or she will draw a clear picture of the whole incident.
Important things to bring for the first meeting.
There is a list of things that you'll need to bring before the first meeting with a personal injury attorney:
- All medical information
- Documents explaining treatment and diagnosis
- Hospital and doctor bills
- Documents stating the need for any future treatment
- A physical therapist or/ and chiropractor bill
- Hospital name and address where you were taken first.
- Ambulance name and address that rescued you.
- Current list of prescription medication.
- Admission and release date from the hospital
- Insurance information
- Your health insurance paperwork.
- If there is injury from a car accident, then paperwork that outlines auto insurance benefits.
- Copies of official reports
- The police report has details of the accident.
- Any other report that might be taken of that incident
- Lost documents of income or work due to the injury
- Any photographs of the accident scene
Questions That a Personal Injury Attorney May Ask
This time, after the incident is heard, answering the questions about the traumatic incident is really a tough job. But do the best you can while answering. Make a note that the lawyer will also be evaluating your case and scrutinizing whether you are a good fit or not. Knowing the types of questions they may ask will keep you prepared for the meeting. You'll get time to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally. The questions are not intended to remind you of the horrific incident; rather, they will help you win the case. So it is very important that you do as much detailing as you can while answering. They will ask questions about the following points:
- Types of injuries and your current mental health
- Doctor's diagnosis and report
- Involvement of any other lawyer
- Type of medical and auto insurance you have
- Tenure and your job description
- Involvement in any other accident