Preparing For Your Initial Consultation With a Washington D.C. Personal Injury Attorney

There are few things more devastating than being seriously injured in an accident. If you are someone who has been injured in an accident, you are most likely now looking into hiring a Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can help you win the compensation you deserve and need to heal. The first part of the claims process is having an initial consultation with an attorney. Please continue reading to learn more about your initial consultation, how to prepare, and what you should bring to your consultation if you can. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process going forward:

What should I bring to my first meeting with a personal injury attorney?

Preparing for your initial consultation is so important because, in this meeting, your attorney’s job is to get a firm understanding of your case so he knows how to best proceed to win you the compensation you deserve and need. Therefore, if you can, please bring the following documentation:

  • 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, phone calls, or otherwise. 
  • A written statement regarding the sequence of events leading up to, and after your accident. 
  • Bring a police report of the accident. This may corroborate your claim, and we can use it as evidence if it does. 
  • 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. 

What will my attorney ask me?

Your attorney will most likely ask you several questions pertaining to the circumstances surrounding your case, such as:

  • What the extent of your injuries is. 
  • Whether this was your first accident, and if not, whether you’ve been injured in an accident before.
  • What the doctor’s official prognosis regarding your injuries is. 
  • Whether you spoke with any other lawyers or insurance representatives about your accident. 
  • Whether you provided your insurance company with a statement regarding the incident.
  • The location of your employment, what you do there, and how long you have been employed there.


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.