HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INITIAL MEETING WITH A TEXAS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
When people are wrongly injured, they generally seek financial compensation to help with their recovery. Our firm has helped injured individuals for years, however, we find the best results often come when both parties are prepared. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury firm to learn more about prepping for your initial consultation, and how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What Information Should I Bring to My Initial Consultation?
Before you meet with your attorney, you should understand that you will only have a certain amount of time to speak with him, which means it is always best to prepare. The more information you can provide your attorney with, the better your chances are of recovering the financial compensation you need. Here are some of the most helpful types of information you can provide your attorney with:
The names, phone numbers, business cards, or emails of any witnesses to your accident who are willing to corroborate your claim
All injury and accident-related expenses on your end, including lost wages (specific dates of missed work are best), the cost of any repairs you had to make to your car, house, etc, the cost of in-home care, your medical bills, and any other damages you have incurred
Pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident and of the injuries you have sustained
Videos of the accident occurring
The police report filed at the scene. (You should always call the police after an accident because they will call an ambulance so you can receive treatment, and they will also document the facts of the incident.)
Your health insurance info, as well as your car insurance policy if the accident involved a motor vehicle
What Questions Will My Attorney Ask Me?
Though the questions your attorney will ask largely vary on a case-by-case basis, there are several basic things your attorney will need to know. For example, your attorney will most likely ask whether you have had any communication with the opposing party or their insurance company, and whether you have the documentation to prove it. Additionally, your attorney will ask you how your injuries affect your life, and whether you have a specific prognosis and/or medical records to prove it. Though this may seem like a lot, there is no such thing as being too prepared. Our firm is here to help–all you have to do is ask.
Contact Our Experienced Texas Firm
If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Steve Brannan, we understand how crucial this point in your life is. Fortunately, our firm has the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today. We are here to help.