Accidents are terrifying, especially if you are on the receiving end of one. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are most likely ready to file a personal injury claim. However, it is always best to be prepared before doing so. Please read on and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about preparing for your initial consultation. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What documents and information should I bring to my first meeting with a personal injury attorney?
As with anything in life, it is always best to be prepared. That is why we pledge to take every preparation necessary prior to your case to ensure we are at our best when you come to us. However, for a case to go as smoothly as possible, we will need you to make that same pledge. This simply means that before you sit down with an attorney, you should do your best to collect all relevant information pertaining to your case and present it to our attorneys so we have a foundation for proving your claim. That being said, there are certain types of evidence, such as security camera footage, that are generally harder to obtain. You can leave that to us. That being said, as long as we both bring our A-game, your chances of recovering compensation will exponentially increase. Be prepared to provide your attorney with the following information:
- The police report filed detailing how your accident occurred
- Your insurance information–health insurance, auto insurance, or any other insurance that is relevant to your particular accident and injury
- Pictures of the accident, or videos of the accident, if you have any
- Medical documentation regarding your injuries
- Witness contact information
- A written statement, on your part, of how the accident happened
- A list of damages, including significant medical bills, lost current or future wages due to an inability to return to work, and more
What else will my attorney need to know about my accident and injuries?
Though your attorney will ask you several questions that pertain to your specific incident and injuries, there are several “routine questions,” if you will, that your attorney will ask. For example, your attorney will want to know whether you have spoken with your insurance company, with the negligent party’s insurance company, and whether you have any documentation of such correspondences. Additionally, your attorney will also most likely want to know where you are currently employed, whether this is your first accident, and if not, whether the first accident was your fault.
Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm
There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.