What You Need to Know About Your Initial Consultation With a Washington D.C. Personal Injury Attorney

Rather understandably, nobody ever wants to appear in court or deal with insurance companies. Unfortunately, if you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may have to so you can have the financial means necessary to recover. While many people are oftentimes nervous to meet with their attorney for the first time, we do not believe this should be the case. To help ease your mind and ensure you are entering the claims process the right way, we have answered some of the most common questions relating to beginning the claims process. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced attorneys to learn more today.

What should I bring to my consultation?

Your first meeting with an attorney is crucial, which is why it is always best to be fully prepared for it. Being prepared, both on your part and your attorney’s, is paramount to a positive outcome. There are various documents and bits of information that you will have to provide your attorney with, which is why we have compiled a list of useful information you should bring with you to your consultation. It is as follows:

  • Eyewitness contact information. This can include business cards, emails, phone numbers, and just about any other way we may contact the individual who witnessed your accident and can, therefore, verify your claim if need be. This is especially useful if the security camera footage of the accident is not available.
  • Your health insurance information, and potentially your auto insurance information, if the injury involved an auto accident
  • Documented records of conversations between you and the opposing party or their insurance company
  • All expenses caused by your injury, such as medical bills, wages lost from missing work, the cost of in-home care or rehabilitation, and more.
  • Any police reports filed describing the accident, as well as medical documents obtained regarding your injuries

What will my attorney need to know?

On top of the documentation you provide, your attorney will ask you various questions to obtain a better understanding of the situation so he can best present a convincing personal injury claim when the time comes. For example, your attorney will want to know how your injuries are affecting your life, whether they prevent you from returning to work, and what your doctor’s official prognosis is. Your attorney will also most likely want to know if you have ever been in an accident before and whether you have already submitted a recorded statement regarding your accident to your insurance company.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

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.