What Should I Bring to an Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. The first step you should take after this accident is to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney by scheduling an initial consultation. To prepare for this consultation, continue reading to learn the documents and forms of evidence you will need to begin building your claim.

What should I bring to an initial consultation with a personal injury firm?

When attending your initial consultation with your personal injury attorney, you will need to prepare various forms of evidence. This evidence will be used by your attorney to begin building your case and to determine if you have a valid personal injury claim. The following are the most important types of documentation and evidence you will need to prepare for your initial consultation:

  • Insurance information
  • Documentation regarding any correspondence that you may have had with the negligent party and his or her insurance company
  • Medical documentation detailing the severity of your injuries
  • Medical bills that are associated with your treatment
  • Contact information of any witnesses including their name, phone number, and email address
  • After an auto accident, you should collect pictures of any damage to your vehicle, photos of the property that was involved in the accident, and photos of the other motorist’s vehicle.
  • If you were injured in a slip and fall due to a property owner’s negligence, bring pictures of the unsafe property conditions that caused your accident.

How long do I have to schedule an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period you will have to file your claim. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. If you fail to file your claim within this period of time, you may risk being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. To begin this process, give our experienced personal injury attorney a call today. We will walk you through how we will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. To schedule your initial consultation, give our firm a call when you are ready.


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.