Important Documents to Bring to the Initial Meeting with Your Auto Accident Attorney
When you visit your auto accident attorney for the first time, there are a host of documents you’ll want to bring with you to assist the case. The more thorough you can be, the easier the case can transition and the more help you’ll be to your attorney. If you’ve yet to hire a lawyer and have recently been in a car accident in Ohio, you are welcome to schedule a free consultation with Attorney David Bressman.
Types of Documents to Bring to Your Consultation
Your attorney will need detailed info about your accident, your injuries, and any key components in the case. Below is a list of some of the items you’ll want to bring to the meeting.
- A copy of the police report or the attending officer’s name
- Eye witness contact information and any written statements they made
- A copy of your auto insurance policy
- Copies of any other applicable insurance policies you may have
- The names, contact info, and insurance info for any other parties involved
- Medical bills
- Names and contact info for any doctors or specialists you have seen for your injuries
- Your doctors’ notes, diagnoses, and prognoses
- Receipts for anything you’ve purchased that’s related to your injury, including those for transportation expenses, assistive medical devices, hiring someone to help you at home, etc.
- Proof of lost wages and the dates you’ve missed work because of the accidents
- Any photos or videos you took at the scene of the accident or of your injuries
- Your injury journal (If you’re unsure of how to keep a journal, our staff can help.)
Being Prepared for the Meeting
When you attend the consultation, you’ll also be provided an opportunity to address any questions you may have with the lawyer. To get the most out of the meeting, you’ll want to jot down any important questions you have about your case or about the attorney and bring the list to the meeting. Being well-prepared will save you and your lawyer time and money, and speed along the progress of your case.
At your initial consultation, your lawyer should take the time to address all you concerns, and he/she will likely provide you with a list of any additional documents needed. When you leave the meeting, you should feel like you’re in capable hands; like the firm will handle your case carefully and give you the time and attention you deserve. If you don’t have a good rapport, consider going elsewhere.
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We are happy to answer any questions you may have, no matter how specific. For example, can a pedestrian be held liable for causing a car accident if I hit him while driving? For a free consultation with an established auto accident lawyer in Ohio, contact Bressman Law at (614) 538-1116.