Preparing for an Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident in Washington D.C., you may be wondering about your legal options. When it comes to the legal process, the first step is to reach out to a personal injury attorney. Next, you will meet with your attorney so he or she can learn more about you and your case. This meeting is known as an initial consultation. Read on to learn more about how you can prepare for an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney.

What questions should I expect from an attorney?

The purpose of an initial consultation is to help your attorney learn more about your case. In order to do so, he or she will ask you a number of questions. Some of the questions you should be prepared to answer include:

  • What is the extent of your injuries?
  • Was this your first accident? What is your accident history like? 
  • What is your doctor’s official prognosis regarding your injuries?
  • Have you spoken with any other lawyers or insurance representatives about your accident? 
  • Have you provided your insurance company with a statement regarding the incident?
  • What is the location of your employment, what do you do there, and how long you have been employed there?

What should I bring to my initial consultation?

To recover the compensation you deserve, you and your attorney must work together to prove that your accident was the result of another party’s negligence. In order to do so, it is important to collect and bring the following information:

  • Photographs or videos of your accident/injuries. 
  • Your insurance information. If you were involved in a car accident, for example, bring your health and automobile insurance. 
  • Write down/print out and bring any contact you may have had with other party or their insurance company, including emails and phone calls.
  • A written statement regarding the sequence of events leading up to, and after your accident. 
  • Bring a police report of the accident. 
  • The names and contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident occur. 
  • Medical records regarding your injuries and how they affect your daily life. 
  • Receipts of expenses incurred as a result of your injuries, such as medical bills. 

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm will fight for you. Reach out to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated attorney today.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.