How to Prepare for a Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer
Protect Your Legal Rights with a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm
You face innumerable challenges in the aftermath of an accident that caused you to sustain injuries. You likely spend a considerable amount of time dealing with medical issues. You may have financial concerns because you have not been able to return to work. You may be in constant pain.
If you have decided to retain a personal injury lawyer to obtain justice following an accident caused by someone else, you may find yourself with a whole new set of questions. The key to getting these questions answered, and to get a committed, experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, is to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney.
A personal injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm can schedule an initial consultation with you immediately. You can schedule an appointment right now by calling our injury hotline at (800) 349-0000.
You need not stress over preparing for an initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer. There are some important things you can do to prepare for your meeting with an attorney to discuss your case.
Make a Written List of Questions for a Personal Injury Lawyer
Like most people injured in an accident, you undoubtedly had plenty of questions for your medical care providers. The same certainly holds true when it comes to seeking professional assistance from a personal injury attorney.
If you are also like a majority of men and women, you are prone to forget all of the questions you might have for a professional like a doctor or a personal injury lawyer. Therefore, as part of the preparation process for meeting with an accident attorney, prepare a comprehensive list of questions you have regarding your case.
Your conversation with legal counsel undoubtedly will cause you to have additional questions. However, in the process of meeting with an attorney about your case, you will not forget important questions if you have committed them to a written list.
Gather and Organize Documents Associated with Your Accident
If you have reached the juncture of scheduling an initial consultation with an attorney, you need to ensure that the lawyer has accessing to the information necessary to provide you a useful evaluation of your case.
Part of the evaluation process for a personal injury lawyer is reviewing documents associated with the accident itself. These documents potentially include:
- police report
- insurance claim form
- your automobile insurance policy
Gather and Organize Documents Associated with Your Injuries and Medical Care
As you receive medical care and treatment, you continue to amass a good deal of paperwork. Some of this will be in digital form, some will be hard copies. No matter the format, it is important that you gather and organize all of this medical documentation for a personal injury lawyer in advance of an initial consultation.
Keep in mind that if you elect to retain a personal injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm, we will have you sign release forms so that we can obtain all necessary medical evidence to support your claim. The documents you will have on hand will be a good start when it comes to providing you with solid, effective representation. However, as we prepare your case, we will need ever more information and documentation about the specifics of your injuries and associated medical care and treatment.
Organize Evidence Collected from the Accident Scene
One of the more challenging, and yet important, steps to take following an accident is documenting the scene and gathering evidence. Because you were injured, you very likely were not in a position to document the accident scene yourself. However, you hopefully had a friend or family member at the scene capable documenting the accident.
Ideally, when it comes to documenting the accident scene, you obtained a video. The video should cover the accident scene from all perspectives. In addition, the video should focus on sustained property damage and injuries.
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, the names and contact information witnesses should also have been collected. Statements should have been taken from these individuals as well. Perhaps these statements were videoed.
These pieces of evidence need to be gathered and organized. With that said, you should not edit anything. You may inadvertently eliminate something that benefits your case. A personal injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 is in the best position as to what evidence collected from the scene of an accident is relevant to your case.
Think About Your Losses
Part of the case evaluation process during an initial consultation is examining your losses. Every personal injury case is different when it comes to losses, damages, and losses.
With that understood, you should begin to develop a comprehensive list of the losses you feel you sustained as a result of an accident caused by someone else's negligence. Examples of losses that commonly result in compensation in a personal injury case include:
- medical bills and expenses
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish
- permanent disability
- property damage
- lost wages
Schedule an Initial Consultation with a Doan Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyer
You can schedule an initial appointment with a Doan Law Firm personal injury lawyer right now by calling our accident hotline at (800) 349-0000. The accident hotline is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays.
A member of our legal team can schedule an appointment any time that is convenient for you. We have offices located across the country. In addition, we can arrange for an appointment at your home, or another convenient location. We also have the capacity for virtual consultations online. There is not charge for an initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer from our firm.