Your Initial Consultation: What to Bring
Your initial consultation exists in order for you to determine whether we’ll be the right fit for you, and for us to learn more about your case. The more information and documentation you can bring to this first meeting, the easier it will be for us to see what your legal rights and options are.
We know that you may be going through a challenging time after an injury, and it might not always be possible for you to gather every detail of information. However, it is always helpful if you can bring the following items to an initial consultation:
- Hospital records and medical bills
- Any police or accident reports
- Witness statements
- Pay stubs (if lost wages is an issue)
- Photos or video of the accident scene or the injury
- A brief written account of what happened
We want to reassure you that it’s perfectly fine if you can’t locate every single item. It’s our job to prepare evidence for litigation. When the time comes, there will be a “discovery” period where our team gathers and organizes the trial materials.
Questions to Prepare for a Consultation
One of the main goals of the initial consultation is for you to get a “feel” of how a particular personal injury attorney might mesh with your preferences.
Feel free to ask questions such as:
- When can I contact you about my case?
- What is the preferred method of communication?
- Do you have any specific experience with cases like mine?
- What is your track record for these types of legal claims?
- What are your professional credentials and academic background?
Remember, there’s no such thing as an unintelligent or inappropriate question during an initial consultation. The more you ask, the easier it will be to make an informed decision.
On our end, we take the time to help you understand the legal process. We empower you to make decisions and be as involved with your case as you wish. If you ever have any questions, you can reach our office at (832) 690-7000.