If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person, a defective product, or even medical malpractice, it's important to have your case assessed by a personal injury lawyer. While you may not have all of the details of your case right away, you should have as much information as possible to present to an attorney during an initial consultation for your case to be evaluated properly.
Bring Copies of Any Accident Reports
If your injuries were due to an accident, make sure to have copies of any accident reports that were filed with the authorities. If there were any witnesses to the accident, you can get copies of their statements as well. Read over the accident report and if you notice any mistakes, bring up your concerns to the authorities that created the report. The accident report will include contact information of any parties involved in the accident, witnesses, and any statements gathered from those that were at the scene.
Bring Your Treatment Records
You can't prove you suffered an injury without having treatment records, and this is where many clients make a mistake. If you were injured, it's necessary to seek medical attention right away. This way, you can establish a baseline right at the start of treatment. Your treatment records should include any initial visits to the emergency room, and any records from treatment providers since the accident. You should be seeking treatment for your injuries and following through with all treatment recommendations from your providers in order to have a viable personal injury lawsuit.
Medical Bills and Proof of Lost Wages
If you are out of work because of your injuries and medical bills are piling up, bring your bills to your initial consultation. Part of a personal injury lawsuit includes damages for pecuniary losses. These losses are any losses that are measurable, and part of your compensation will be determined by looking at your lost wages and medical bills because of your injury.
If you have a previous medical history that you believe is important, you can bring medical records from before your injury to the consultation as well. In some cases this information can be helpful, as it is important to consider how you were before the injury and what your current limitations are.
If you have been hurt because of the negligence of another person, it's time to sit down and talk with a personal injury attorney who can properly assess your case.
After you are involved in a serious car accident, you might feel confused about what to do next. In order to feel like yourself again, you might be tempted to try to go about your daily activities, only to come across loads of challenges. In addition to focusing on your own recovery, you might also be left wondering what to do about medical bills, pushy insurance adjusters, and annoying family members. However, the right lawyer can help you to find your way. My name is Dan, and I know firsthand how difficult it can be to recover from a bad injury. Read my website to learn how proper legal representation can simplify your journey.