Preparing to Meet with Your Attorney

If you have been injured due to in an accident, or have suffered an injury due to the actions or negligence or another, you should immediately contact an attorney to discuss your possible claim. Before meeting with an attorney, gather documents and other information you may have regarding the incident.  Bring this information with you to give your attorney. You may have different types of information depending on the type of the incident, or your attorney may ask you to bring additional information not listed here.

General information and documentation may include:

  • Name and address of the responsible party
  • Name of any insurance company and claim number(s)
  • Identity of the ambulance company
  • The name of the hospital where you were taken and any medical providers
  • The date of the incident that caused your injury
  • Names and addresses of the doctors
  • Names, numbers, and addresses of any witnesses
  • Dates you were unable to work due to your injuries
  • A copy of your accident or police report
  • Copies of any written statements or photographs
  • Applicable insurance policies
  • Copies or a list of health insurance documents, including your policy or coverage information
  • Any disability insurance information
  • Veterans insurance policy
  • Copies of any correspondence and emails with your insurance company
  • Medical bills and records
  • Receipts and documentation to support any lost wages
  • Any summons or traffic tickets related 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
  • Date, time, location of the accident

DISCLAIMER: Any information herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. You should legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.

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