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Preparing For Your First Meeting

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If you have been hurt in an accident caused by another party, you deserve justice. Your medical bills may be piling up and you are not sure when you can return to work. That is why it is important to speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you file your claim in a timely manner and build a strong case. With a skilled lawyer on your side, you have a better chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

Here are a few tips to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer.

Consider Your Goals

Before your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer, it is a good idea to sit down and think about what you want to achieve. For example, you might think about what damages you think you have valid claims for and how much compensation you would like to receive. Once you have figured out your goals, you can discuss them with your lawyer during your meeting.

Prepare a List of Questions

Do not let your lawyer be the only one to ask questions during your consultation. It is also important to ask questions to become informed and make sure that your lawyer is the right fit. For example, you may want to ask how many similar cases your lawyer handles a year and what his or her fees are. You may also want to find out what strengths and weaknesses are in your case. Write these questions down in a notebook so that you don’t forget them.

Write Down Details About the Accident

Since memories can fade over time, it is a good idea to write down everything you remember about your accident. For example, let’s say that you were in a car accident. If you observed that the other driver was talking on a cellphone before the crash occurred, jot that information down because it can establish fault. If you felt the driver rear-end your vehicle as you came to a full stop, right that down. Your personal injury lawyer can use this information to start building your case.

Bring Evidence

In order to have a successful car accident claim, you must have sufficient evidence. If you collected any evidence pertaining to your case, remember to bring it to your consultation. If you, for example, have taken photos of the accident scene, take those to your meeting. If you have obtained the police report or your medical records, you will want to bring those along as well. The more information your personal injury lawyer has to go on, the better he or she can help you. 

If you have sustained injuries in an accident, you should schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer, like one from Presser Law, today. We will take the time to listen to you and offer you advice on how to move forward with your case.

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