Preparing for Your First Personal Injury Attorney Meeting

 In Personal Injury Law

If you have been injured in an accident and are unsure about whether you have a case, you need to schedule an appointment to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You should make sure you are prepared for your meeting with your lawyer. Here at the Slaughter Law Firm we have compiled some information to help you prepare for your initial meeting with your personal injury attorney.

Recall the Details of the Accident

One of the first things we do here in our office is ask our clients about the details of their accident and document them. You should prepare a written statement about the details of your accident to bring with you to your appointment. You need to include information pertaining to where you were when the accident occurred, the time and date of the accident and the number of vehicles involved. Our attorney will also want to know what the weather was like on the day of the accident and details about how you believed the accident occurred. If there were any witnesses at the scene and you were able to gather any of their information, you will need to organize that information so you can give it to your attorney. This is very important because information obtained from witnesses may or may not be valid if you don’t follow up on it right away.

Gather Your Reports

If there were police or first responders called to the scene of the accident, you need to gather those reports, so you will have them on hand to take to your attorney. If you sought medical treatment following the accident, you should also request your medical records. Some medical providers charge a fee per page. If you run into this obstacle you can request a medical records request from the provider, and take it to your appointment. Your attorney can request your medical records once you sign the medical release.

Move Right Away

Having the information listed here prepared when you see your personal injury attorney will provide them with the information they need to get started on your case right away. Here at the Slaughter Law Firm we understand that time is of the essence when people are injured due to the negligence of others. We are dedicated to making sure our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Give us a call today at 423-844-0560 to see how we can be of service to you.