When you meet with an attorney for the first time regarding your personal injury case, it's important to be prepared. Some attorneys may ask you to bring specific documentation with you, but even if they don't it's a good idea to be prepared in order to get the most accurate picture of your case.
Here are some important items you should bring to a first meeting with a personal injury attorney:
- Copies of police reports, photos or video from the accident
- A list of all parties involved, including any witnesses
- Hospital, therapy and medical records
- Medical bills
- Information about your insurance coverage and the insurance coverage of the party that injured you
- Your diagnosis and prognosis
- A calendar with important dates related to your accident or injury noted
- Copies of any claims you have filed with your insurance company or employer
- An estimate of future medical costs
- A summary of the ways in which your life has been changed or affected by your injury
These items will help your attorney determine when to file your case, how much you need to recover to be successful, who is responsible for your injury and what portion of responsibility each party shares. Although these items are not required for a first meeting, they could help save time and money on your case.
At Bouchillon, Crossan & Colburn, L.C., our attorneys have more than 35 years dedicated to giving clients the attention, advice, support and empowerment they need to effectively meet their goals. We are committed to the principle that all persons shall have equal justice under the law. If you or a loved one has been injured and is seeking a qualified personal injury attorney, contact our Huntington, West Virginia office to speak with an attorney about your case, or call 304-523-8451.