Preparing to Meet with Your Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident (such as a car or other type of accident), or have suffered an injury due to the non-action, negligence, or actions of another, it is important to see an attorney to discuss your possible claim.

Before meeting with us, please gather any documents and information that you may have regarding the incident that caused your injury, and bring this information with you when you first meet with us.

The following is a checklist of information.  You may have different types of information depending on your situation, or your attorney may ask you to bring additional information not listed in this checklist.

What We Need to Know

  • Date, time, location of the accident
  • General information and documentation related to your injury may include:
  • Name and address of the ambulance company
  • Name and address of the hospital you were taken to
  • The dates of the incident that caused your injury
  • The dates that you were taken to the hospital/emergency room
  • Names and addresses of the doctors or chiropractors that examined you
  • Names and addresses of any witnesses to the incident that caused your injury
  • Dates you were unable to work due to your injuries
  • Name and contact information for your insurance company, insurance agent and any other insurance representatives to whom you have spoken

Documents to Bring

  • A copy of your accident report
  • Copies of written statements
  • Applicable insurance policies: homeowners, renters, or automobile policies
  • Health insurance documents, including your policy or coverage information
  • Disability insurance documentation
  • Veterans insurance policy
  • Any documentation concerning hospitalization or treatment, including all medical bills
  • Copies of any correspondence you have had with your insurance company, including letters, emails, etc.
  • Receipts for anything you’ve had to buy or fix because of your injuries
  • Documentation of lost wages

If your injuries are due to a car accident, please bring to our meeting any of the following types of documents and information that you have:

  • Information exchanged at the time of the accident, including names, contact information from the other party or witnesses or any correspondence with any of the parties after the accident
  • Information you gave the police at the time of the accident, including the police report
  • Traffic tickets related to the accident
  • Photographs of any property damage caused by the accident
  • Any statements you may have given to your insurance company or the other party’s insurance company
  • Medical records
  • Records of any psychological/psychiatric care or treatment needed due to the accident
  • Any information you may have about the other driver in the accident, pedestrians or witnesses, including name, address, phone number, make/model/color of car, license plate number, insurance company, location at the time of the accident and/or description of what they saw

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