Auto Accident Law 101

Auto Accident Law 101

3 Things To Do Before Meeting With Your Personal Injury Lawyer For The First Time

Everett Cook

Are you getting ready to meet your personal injury lawyer for the first time after being injured at no fault of your own? Here are a few things you can do beforehand to ensure that you are prepared:

Make a List of Resources

One important thing you can do before meeting with your personal injury attorney for the first time is to make a list of resources to go over together. Your lawyer will need to investigate the incident that led to you filing a personal injury lawsuit so that they can effectively build a case that proves your side and optimizes your chance of winning the lawsuit. The resources your lawyer will likely ask about may include:

  • The location of the incident.
  • The names and contact information of the other party or parties and any witnesses.
  • The police report.
  • Medical records.
  • Proof of loss of income.
  • Proof of pain and suffering.
  • Receipts for purchases and rentals required due to your injuries or injuries to your property.

Make a list of all the resources you think would be helpful to your lawyer and then work on collecting the resources before your first meeting if possible so you can bring it all along with you.   

Consider the Results You're Looking For

It is also a good idea to spend some time thinking about the results that you are looking to achieve by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Are you simply looking to make sure that the other party is held accountable, or do you demand a specific amount of compensation for the pain and troubles that you have been forced to endure?

It is important to understand exactly what results you are going after so that you can effectively communicate your expectations to your lawyer. They need to understand your goals so that they can adequately figure out how to best serve you and ensure that your interests are kept in mind throughout the process.

Create an Upcoming Schedule for Reference

Another thing you should consider doing before you meet with your personal injury lawyer for the first time is to create an upcoming schedule for yourself. This will allow your lawyer to know when you will be available for meetings, questioning, and court dates as they work through your case. They will be able to better coordinate meetings and other important dates by referring to your schedule rather than having to wait for you to confirm a date and time.


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Auto Accident Law 101

After being involved in a serious auto accident with a drunk driver, I struggled heavily with getting the driver's insurance company to open a claim. When the insurance company started pushing back, I knew I needed to do something. I spent a lot of time digging through the laws surrounding auto accident claims so that I knew what my legal rights were. I even talked with an auto accident attorney. I created this site to teach others about what I learned, including my court experience. I hope it helps you to determine how you should proceed with your auto accident case.