Make the most of a meeting with your attorney by following these helpful tips.

How to Prepare to Meet with Your Lawyer

Being hurt in an accident of any type can be extremely stressful.  You will likely have ongoing medical treatment, pain, suffering, and a high degree of anxiety about what will happen next. But having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side can help to ease some of your worries about how you will recover from the financial impact of the accident. Learn more about how to prepare to meet with your attorney below.

At the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we want our clients to be comfortable when they come to our office, and to know that we will vigorously represent them to achieve the best possible outcome.  To make it easier to prepare for your first meeting at our offices, we have prepare a list of what you can do before coming to your initial consultation.  

Gather Documents

Being prepared when you come to your appointment is the key to a successful and productive meeting.  Your personal injury lawyer will likely ask you to bring a number of documents with you.  This may include any and all information related to the accident in question, your medical treatment records, and financial information.  Gather all related documents, such as:

  • Photographs of the accident
  • Police reports
  • Documentation of property damage
  • Insurance declaration sheets
  • Health coverage verification
  • Invoices for medical treatment
  • List of health care providers and contact information

You should also get together any and all other paperwork that is relevant to the accident.  This information is helpful to the attorney in preparing your case and can ensure that the full scope of your damages is well-represented.

Make A List

Preparing for an appointment with your attorney involves more than just gathering documents.  Think carefully about what happened before, during, and after the accident so you can remember to tell your attorney every detail.  Write down questions that you want to ask your attorney, and bring them with you so that you don’t forget.  Be sure that you are prepared to have an open, forthright discussion with your lawyer so that he can represent you to the best of his abilities, armed with all of the knowledge about the case.

Be Ready to Answer Questions

At the meeting, your personal injury lawyer will likely have a lot of questions to ask you.  Be ready to answer these questions so that the meeting goes smoothly and you can move forward to the next phase of your case.  Your lawyer may ask you the following questions:

  • When did the accident or incident happen?
  • Where did it happen?
  • How did the incident happen?
  • What injuries did you receive as a result?
  • Do you have any current physical complaints?
  • Where were you treated for your injuries?
  • Do you have insurance?
  • Have you contacted or been contacted by any insurance companies?
  • Were there any witnesses to the accident?
  • Was any property damaged in the accident, and if so, where is it now?

Be as detailed as possible in answering these questions, and make sure to be honest.  Some of the answers to these questions may have legal ramifications, so it’s important that your attorney knows the truth.  If the accident happened a few years ago, for example, your attorney may have to file a lawsuit very quickly — so it is critical to let him know this.  If there were witnesses, your personal injury lawyer will want to talk to them, so give him their contact information information so he can pursue those leads.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you will need a personal injury lawyer that you can trust to zealously represent you to get the money you deserve for your injuries.  Contact the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at 800-333-0000 or to schedule a free initial consultation.