If you were injured in a car accident and insurance is refusing to pay for all of your related bills, then you need to meet with a car accident lawyer. They may be able to sue the insurance company or the other driver involved in the collision to get you the compensation you deserve. You may be a bit apprehensive about your first meeting with the car accident attorney, but the tips below will help ensure it is a productive meeting.
1. Bring any and all documentation of the accident.
The lawyer will begin by assessing the information related to your accident and determining if you do, indeed, have a strong enough case against the insurance company or the other driver. To make a fair assessment, they will need to know all of the details of your case. So, bring along any copies of the accident report, letters from the insurance company, phone records showing when you called the insurance company, copies of your medical bills, receipts from other accident-related costs, and so forth. If you are not sure whether something is needed, it probably is. You're better off bringing it along just in case.
2. Be prepared to take notes.
You will have a lot of information thrown at you during this appointment, from dates to settlement possibilities. Chances are, you will have a hard time processing it all. Bring a pad of paper or a tablet upon which you can take notes and write down as much as you can during the appointment. You may even want to have your partner or a close family member accompany you so that one of you can take notes and other can listen. This way, you can review the information later when you're in a more relaxed state of mind.
3. Be ready to discuss your medical condition.
Talking about your injuries and your medical condition can feel a bit uncomfortable and personal. However, it is necessary for your lawyer to ask you some questions about your injuries in order to judge how you are progressing and what type of compensation you might be due. Mentally prepare yourself to answer these questions. Talking to a trusted friend about your condition first might be helpful if you are not used to discussing this aspect of your life.
If you follow the tips above, your first meeting with your vehicular accident attorney should go more smoothly and should be a productive endeavor.