If you have been wrongfully injured, you are most likely looking for an attorney who can help fight for your rights. Unfortunately, the legal process is, understandably, overwhelming at times, and people are often nervous about their initial consultation with an attorney. That is why below, we have assembled a guide you can use to prepare for your first meeting with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What materials should I bring to my initial consultation with an attorney?
As with anything, cooperation very often produces the best results. When you request our legal assistance, we will demonstrate an all-out dedication to your specific personal injury claim so we can win you the compensation you need to help you on your way to recovery. We know how important this is, and we know you do too, which is why on your end, you should also work to collect all evidence you believe helps prove your personal injury claim, and bring this information with you to your initial consultation. While there are various types of evidence that generally only an attorney can obtain, like security camera footage, both you and your attorney must be committed to the process. Before arriving at your initial consultation, it would be best to bring the following with you:
- Police reports of the accident as it happened
- Health and auto insurance information, the latter if the accident was caused on the road
- Pictures or videos of the accident and its aftermath
- Medical documents regarding the severity of your injuries
- Witness contact information, so we can reach out and ask them to confirm your claim
- Any damages you have suffered associated with the accident, such as hefty medical bills, or a loss of paycheck due to inability to continue working
What other things will my attorney need to know?
We understand that every case is different, which is part of our strength–we personalize every single case. However, your attorney will most likely start with some basic questions regarding the nature of the incident to get a better understanding of how the accident actually happened. For example, your attorney will most likely ask you if you have ever been in an accident before, whose fault the accident was, what is your current place of employment, and whether you have already spoken with your insurance company or the negligent party’s insurance company following the accident in question. Each case is different, so of course, the questions you are asked will vary. Remember–we are on your side. You must be open and honest with us so we can defend you to the best of our abilities.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.