HIRING AN INJURY ATTORNEY
If you have been injured due to the intentional or negligent acts of an individual or other party, it would probably be to your benefit to hire an injury attorney. Think about this: the other party will probably have an attorney, your own insurance company even has a staff of attorneys, so shouldn't you have one?
Once you decide to seek representation, you are going to need to gather certain information in order to help your lawyer do the best job possible. Here is what you need to know for your first consultation.
The first thing that your prospective lawyer will probably ask for is your personal information. This information includes:
Date of Birth
Social Security Number
You should also have this information available for anyone else who was involved in the accident, including the other party who may have caused the injuries, if possible.
Next, you will need to provide your employment information. You should have the name and contact information for your employer, job position, salary, and date of hire. You will also need to let your attorney know whether you have missed any work due to your injuries, and how many days have been missed.
It will be a huge benefit if you can bring any copies of your insurance coverage to the meeting. Please include health, auto, and home insurance. Again, if you have the other parties insurance information, this would help too.
Finally, bring any information available regarding the medical treatment which you have received as a result of your injuries. You will need to list any medical providers whom you have seen, including their contact information, and dates of service. Also provide any discharge papers or bills which you have received. Medical providers would include, hospitals, doctors, and ambulance services if necessary.
Once your injury attorney has all of this information, he will then be able to give you a better idea of how the case will proceed from this point. You both will be able to get a better idea of your common goals, as well as how the process itself will work.
Experience and Knowledge
As an experienced personal injury law firm, we have represented clients who have been the victims of several types of negligence actions:
Slip and Fall
Wrongful Death Actions