Before Talking To Your Lawyer: A Tentative Checklist
When you or someone you love incurs an injury resulting from an accident, life can change dramatically for the worse. High medical bills, property damage and the inability to work can make life seem overwhelming. Additionally, your injuries may adversely affect your family life and intimate relationships. Depending on the circumstances, someone else may be responsible for your injuries, so you could be entitled to money that will help ease your financial burden.
However, personal injuries, emotional attachment to the situation, and the lack of expertise navigating the legal system can make it difficult to obtain injury compensation when you represent yourself in a personal injury lawsuit. Additionally, insurance companies want to pay as little as possible on claims. An attorney is adept at negotiating with them, so you do not waive your rights to compensation. Each state has its own set statute of limitations for filing a suit, which your attorney will be aware of as well. Contacting the Arkansas or Tennessee Law Offices of Gary Green will help protect your legal rights.
Your personal injury lawyer needs information to evaluate your case to decide if you should sue. Many people who need injury help are uncertain what documents an attorney reviews to assess their situation. A document checklist can provide injury lawsuit help that makes a consultation with a personal injury attorney efficient.
Prepare for your consultation by compiling a list of contact information to give your attorney. Create a list of people who are knowledgeable about the accident or observed it. Your attorney will also require written documents, photographs and a list of expenses relating to the accident.
Contact information should include the name, address and phone number of each witness. Your contact information list should also identify the examining hospital, the names of your physicians and address of the hospital. In addition, supply contact information for insurance adjusters and ambulance drivers.
If security or police appeared at the site, an accident report was probably completed. If you are not furnished with a copy, your attorney may have to request the report on your behalf. You should also provide photographs of your injuries, any property damage and the accident site. Furthermore, your attorney will need copies of insurance documents that explain coverage limits, and provide him with correspondence received from any insurance companies.
Medical Bills and Verification of Other Expenses
Costs can range depending on the circumstances of your injuries and property damage. Include repair or replacement costs for vehicles and other damaged property. Provide documentation of any work days missed because of the accident. Supply any medical bills or medical equipment costs related to the accident.
Attorneys at Law Offices of Gary Green are knowledgeable about the intricacies of personal injury law and focus on results. Clients do not pay legal fees unless they receive an award or settlement. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green at 1-888-442-7947, or email our offices at ggreen@gGreen.com to schedule a free consultation with our medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers.