If you have been involved in an accident, you may consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. But visiting a lawyer’s office for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. However, there is no need to worry. Although meeting with an attorney is a serious matter, there is no reason to feel anxiety or nervousness heading into the appointment. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney.
Discuss Your Case in Detail
If you have already taken advantage of our free case evaluation, you likely have not been able to discuss your case in full detail with a representative. This first meeting allows you to sit down and talk without distractions. You can talk about the details of the accident, what you want from your claim, negligent parties, and what pain and suffering you may have experienced from the incident.
Expect a Lot of Questions
In the first meeting, your lawyer will ask you several questions. They will ask basic “who, what, when” questions. For personal injury cases, your lawyer will likely ask about your insurance policies, injuries, and financial losses. So expect to answer questions about your physical, mental, and financial well-being. While giving such detailed personal information to a person you’ve just met may seem strange, there is no need to worry. Your attorney can’t evaluate your case unless you provide an accurate and complete story. Withholding information or changing a fact that seems minor might cause your attorney to provide incorrect information. A knowledgeable attorney will give you an honest evaluation, but no one can do this without all the facts.
Bring Necessary Documents
After reviewing your case, you should present all relevant documents, photographs, and videos to your personal injury attorney. This is essential for your insurance claims, medical bill claims, and attempting to recover lost wages. Some documents you should bring to the meeting include:
- Communications from insurance companies
- Witness information, including any contact with witnesses
- Pictures of the accident scene, injuries, and property damage
- Medical records and bills
- Police reports
- Records of missed work and lost wages
- Records of normal wages, such as paystubs
In addition to these tips, bring up any concerns about your specific circumstances during the meeting to make a confident and informed decision about your legal representation. If you’ve been injured and need assistance filing a claim, reach out to the Snyder Law Group today.
Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.