Your First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer

March 18, 2022

If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Personal injury lawyers can help you file a claim and get the compensation you deserve. Many people are unsure of what to expect during their first meeting with a personal injury lawyer. In this blog post, we will discuss what you can expect and how to prepare for your meeting.

First Meeting with Your Personal Injury Attorney

When you first meet with a personal injury lawyer, be prepared to give a detailed account of how your accident happened. The lawyer will also ask about your injuries. You should be prepared to discuss your medical history and the treatment you have received. The lawyer will need this information to assess your claim.

You should also be prepared to discuss any lost wages or income as a result of the accident. If you have incurred any out-of-pocket expenses, such as for medical treatment or property damage, please bring copies of the receipts with you to the meeting. The lawyer will use this information to calculate your economic damages and determine the value of your claim.

What Are Some Possible Questions Your Personal Injury Attorney May Ask?

  • How did the accident happen?
  • What are your injuries?
  • Have you sought medical treatment? (Bring any documentation of your medical treatments.)
  • What is your medical history?
  • Have you missed any work as a result of the accident?
  • Have you incurred any out-of-pocket expenses as a result of the accident?
  • Have you given a recorded statement to the insurance company about your accident or injury?
  • Do you have any medical insurance or automobile insurance? (You should ensure that your insurance coverage information is on-hand.)
  • Where are you employed? What do you do there, and how long have you worked there?
  • Have you received any lien claim notifications? (Please bring the lien notices with you.)
  • Have you spoken with any other attorneys or insurance reps about your accident or injury and what information did you provide to them?

Gather These Various Documents for Your First Personal Injury Lawyer Meeting

When you go in for your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer, be sure to bring as many of the documents listed below as possible. This will help ensure that your lawyer has all of the information they need to assess your claim.

  • All Medical Information Related to the Accident
  • Documentation of Lost Wages
  • Receipts for Out-of-Pocket Expenses
  • Lien Notices (If Received)
  • Recorded Statements (Learn More About Recorded Statements)
  • Car Insurance Coverage Information
  • Health Insurance Coverage Information
  • Employment and Income Documentation 
  • Police Report with Details of the Accident
  • Any Other Relevant Documents

If You Have Any Questions Or Concerns, Bring Them Up!

Your personal injury lawyer will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. After the meeting, you should have a better understanding of your legal rights and options. At Saladino & Schaaf, we have over 75 years of combined experience helping Kentuckians who have been injured in accidents. Contact us today by phone at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) / 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY), or online for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve!




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