Filing a Personal Injury Case

If you suffered an injury in an accident caused by someone else, you may want to consult a personal injury lawyer, like one from Hall-Justice Law Firm. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress and other damages. A lawyer can help you pursue a timely claim against the negligent party and protect your legal rights. 

What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer

During your first consultation with a personal injury lawyer, he or she will try to gather as much information as possible about your case. Expect to answer many questions, such as how the accident occurred, what injuries you sustained, whether or not you sought medical treatment and if you have spoken to any insurance adjusters yet. It is important to answer each question honestly and with as many details as possible.

If you have any documents pertaining to your case, you will want to bring them with you to the consultation. The more evidence your lawyer has to go on, the better. Here are some documents that can strengthen your case:

  • Medical records, including your diagnosis, treatment plan, prescriptions for medication and bills.
  • Photos of the accident scene, property damage and visible injuries.
  • Police report.
  • Names and contact information of witnesses

Bring Your Own List of Questions

The personal injury lawyer should not be the only person asking questions at a consultation. It is also important for you to ask plenty of questions to decide if a lawyer is the right fit or not. Here are several questions you may want to ask:

  • How many years have you been practicing law?
  • Do you specialize in personal injury law?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the best way to reach you?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses in my case?
  • How long do you think it will take for my case to resolve?
  • Have you taken any cases to trial?
  • Is there anything else you need from me?
  • Will you be the only person handling my case?
  • What is your fee structure?

If you have been hurt in an accident, schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case in detail.

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