Personal injury accidents can often have devastating and messy outcomes. This can often cause a person to hesitate when deciding whether or not they want to pursue legal action. However, it is important to know that while legal action can seem daunting, a Florida personal injury attorney can be trusted to guide you through the process. While this is true, it is beneficial for the injured party to be prepared for their initial consultation.
What Should I Bring to my First Meeting?
Before going into a first meeting with a personal injury attorney, it is important to be prepared. Part of this can include gathering the necessary information about the case so that the attorney can understand the facts. This can consist of various documents and evidence relating to the accident and injuries. This can include:
- Pictures or videos of the accident
- Medical documents outlining the origin and extent of your injuries
- Police reports filed at the scene of the accident
- Your health insurance information
- Your auto insurance information, if applicable
- The contact information of any witnesses to the accident, including business cards, phone numbers, emails
- Any expenses you have undertook as a result of the accident, such as lost wages or hefty medical bills
Will my Attorney Ask me Other Questions?
Every personal injury accident is different from the one before it. It is because of this that the questions asked by an attorney during the first meeting can vary depending on the case. However, certain questions can be expected to be asked. This can include the following:
- How/where did the accident happen?
- How are you feeling now?
- Are you currently employed?
- Were you involved in an accident in the past? Was it your fault?
- Have you contacted yours or the negligent party’s insurance company regarding the accident?
Contact our Firm
To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.