When you have been injured in a car accident and you believe the other party is at fault, it is in your best interest to consult with a lawyer. You can expect the person you meet with to ask you several questions in order to understand your case. If the personal injury attorney doesn’t at least ask the questions below, you should continue scheduling consultations until you find someone more qualified.
The car accident lawyer will ask you the date and time of the accident in addition to requesting a description of how it happened. He or she should be taking detailed notes at this point so as not to forget any important details. The more detail you can provide, the easier it will be to prove your version of events. This is particularly true when the law firm brings in an accident reconstruction specialist.
Things will go a lot smoother if the other driver admits to being at fault, but you shouldn’t expect this. The lawyer you meet with will want to know his or her name, contact information, and details about the vehicle and any injuries suffered. You should also know the policy number, contact details, and any policy limits imposed by the insurance company for the other driver.
It is crucial to your case to list all of your injuries upfront. The attorney for the other party will definitely challenge it if you claim an injury months later that should have been apparent from the beginning. Be sure to list details like x-rays and MRIs you have had, physical therapy, medications, and how you arrived at the hospital or clinic immediately after the accident.
Any lawyer representing your personal injury case needs to know if you believe your injuries are permanent or when you expect to cover. You can give your own opinion as well as what you have been told by your medical providers. This helps the legal professional determine your ongoing cost of care to include in your personal injury lawsuit.
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