Many people are intimidated by the legal system. It is rife with legal jargon and rumors of significant consequences for those who do not understand what is going on. Because the legal system has such a reputation, it makes sense that people would hesitate to talk to a lawyer. It can be uncomfortable. It can also, however, be necessary to protect your best interests. This is especially true for accident injury victims. If you have been injured in a car accident, meeting with an attorney may be the last thing you want to do. You are hurt. Your life has been turned upside down. Adding one more thing to your to-do list can feel like it will put you over the edge. Do yourself a big favor, however, and set up that initial meeting with a dedicated car accident attorney. With dependable legal representation by your side, much of your burden will be relieved. Your attorney will take on the legalities and logistics of getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries while you focus on your health and physical recovery.
To help diminish any anxiety you may be feeling about meeting with a lawyer after a car accident, we will discuss what you should bring to this meeting. Preparation can be key to easing stress as well as setting you up for a most productive meeting.
Meeting with a Lawyer After a Car Accident? Here's What You Need to Bring
First of all, your attorney will want the basics. This will include things like your ID and insurance information. The rest of what your attorney will want to look at can be separated into two general categories, evidence as to what happened in the accident and evidence as to your injuries and other damages.
For evidence relating to what happened in the accident, an accident report will be a central piece of evidence. If you can get a hold of a copy of the accident report prior to your meeting, this can be helpful to provide. If you got the contact information for any witnesses to the accident, you should also provide this to your attorney. Any pictures you took at the accident scene can also be demonstrative as to what happened and should also be provided to your attorney. All of this can help your attorney get a clearer idea of how the accident occurred and as to who could potentially be held liable for causing the accident and, thus could be held liable for the payment of damages resulting from the accident, such as your injuries and property damage.
Evidence as to your injuries and other damages will primarily center around medical documentation of your injuries. Try to get copies of any medical records related to the treatment you received for your accident injuries. These will be key pieces of evidence in substantiating your personal injury claim. The sooner your attorney can get a foundational knowledge of the extent of your injuries, the better. You should also bring copies of any property damage estimates you may have received such as damage to your vehicle.
New York City Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident, Attorney Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. is here for you. Our office is here to make your life easier and we know how tough things can be after a car accident. Let us take up the fight for you to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. Contact our office today.