As your initial personal injury consultation approaches, it is wise to begin preparing. Although the majority of the responsibility regarding your claim lies in the hands of your trusted law firm, there are certain duties of your own that must come first in order to get your case started on a strong track. Part of this duty is to be prepared for your initial appointment by bring in documents, evidence, questions, and more.
Continue reading to learn what you should have ready to bring with you to your initial personal injury consultation.
Most personal injury law firms offer the first consultation for free to openly discuss your accident and related losses, determine how strong of a case you have, and similar preliminary topics. For this meeting, you, whether the actual accident victim or relative/spouse, will need to have certain items on hand. If you cannot come by these items or documents, there is no need to worry; you can still have an effective consultation so long as you have chosen a reputable and skilled Indiana personal injury law firm to represent your case.
Here are some items and information you should have ready:
✏ Medical Assistance Information – Admission and discharge papers, etc.
✏Medical Contact Information – names and phone numbers/addresses of all medical providers, ie. ambulance, emergency room, primary care physician, specialists.
✏ Medical Bills – Hospital stay, medications, treatments, tests, surgeries, physical therapy, etc.
✏ Missed Work Dates Due to Injury and Recovery – Including one month of pay stubs prior to accident date if available.
✏ Witness Contact Information-phone number, name, address…
✏ Insurance Adjuster’s Contact Information – name, address, phone number, claim number…
✏ Insurance Policy Documents – Car (if an automobile collision) and medical (health insurance information for the injured party)
✏ Copy of the Police Report – (if available)
✏ Tangible Evidence (for injuries and opposing party’s vehicle if applicable) – Photos of vehicles, scene and injured party, videos and objects from the scene.
What To Do Now
Once the lawyer evaluates the list of documents and evidence you’ve provided, they will determine whether or not your case is strong enough to proceed to the next step in the personal injury litigation process. See our blog, “How to Set Your Personal Injury Claim into Motion” to learn what to expect from the initial claims process. After being injured in an accident, it is understandable that coming by a large amount of evidence, paperwork, and more, can be overwhelming.
If you are having trouble collecting such documents, your personal injury lawyer can help and do not worry. Some evidence and information can be obtained at a later date and from other various sources.
Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers
Contact the Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 for help with your Indianapolis personal injury claim. We are seasoned accident attorneys who represent a wide range of injured victims, including those hurt in car accidents, workplace accidents, slip and fall accidents, and much more. Request a free consultation, today.