What should I bring to my free consultation?

If you need to consult with an attorney regarding a personal injury claim, you should provide documentation that helps him better understand your case. Gather together any documents related to your accident, and take them with you to your initial consultation.

Documents You’ll Need During Your Free Consultation

  • A list of questions. Before your meeting, make some notes outlining your legal problem. Write down any questions you can think of regarding your case and the law firm ahead of time, to ensure that you don’t forget.
     
  • The police report. Bring a copy of the police report from your vehicle accident. This will help your attorney better understand how your injuries occurred, and it will provide him with a list of witnesses he can contact.
     
  • Insurance information. Give the attorney a copy of your automobile insurance declarations page or coverage certificate, so he can see the types of coverage you have purchased, as well as your policy limits. Also provide your medical or disability insurance policy or coverage certificate, along with any other policies you own, such as veterans insurance. If you receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits, you should bring along a copy of that card, as well. This will help your attorney pursue the insurance benefits you need. Also, provide the name and phone number of any insurance adjustors you’ve spoken with, and any correspondence you’ve received from any insurer regarding the accident.
     
  • Medical records. If you called an ambulance after your collision, provide your attorney with the name and address of the ambulance service. Give him the name and address of the emergency room you visited, the dates you were admitted to the emergency room and hospital, and the name and address of any doctors or chiropractors you have visited.

You Need an Attorney

When you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident, the more useful information you can provide to your attorney, the better prepared he will be to help you with your case. To learn more, contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden, P.C., by using the form on this page.