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If you have been injured in an accident and need legal representation, there are several things you can do before you meet with your personal injury attorney. In order to make preparing for your meeting easier, we’ve developed a checklist of things you might have and should bring with you to your meeting. This information will help an attorney decide whether or not they can take your case.
Accident Information: It is easy to forget important details about how the accident happened as time goes on. Please be sure you bring:
Also, take a few minutes to write down:
Medical Records: If you have received any medical care for the injuries you’ve suffered, please get a copy of the medical records. These documents will go a long way in proving your claim, and it is often easier to get a copy of the documents as you go along, rather than waiting until you have finished all of your medical care. Medical records include:
Also, please be sure you bring any information you have about your health insurance and disability insurance. Your personal injury attorney can help explain how these benefits can be helpful after an accident.
Correspondence Relating to the Accident: If you have received letters from any insurance companies regarding the accident, your insurance benefits, or items that will be covered, be sure to bring that as well.
Wage Loss information: If you have missed work as a result of the accident, please bring:
Remember, this list is simply a tool to help you organize your thoughts and your documents. Please don’t stress if you don’t have everything; simply getting organized will make a big difference when you meet with your personal injury attorney.