How To Prepare for Your First Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering if you need to consult with a personal injury attorney. The answer depends on many factors, but in general, it’s a good idea to at least speak with one to discuss your options and whether or not you have a case.  Personal injury attorneys usually work on a contingency fee which means you don’t pay anything unless they win your case.  Therefore you have nothing to lose by contacting an attorney before you talk to the insurance company and see if you have a case worth fighting.

If you decide to move forward with a consultation, there are some things you can do to prepare ahead of time. Here are four tips:

1. Write down what happened. Include as many details as possible, such as dates, times, locations, weather conditions, and so forth. This will help jog your memory when speaking with the attorney, and it will also give the attorney a better idea of what happened and whether or not there is a case.

2. Gather evidence. This could include medical records, police reports, photos of the accident scene, and witness statements. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case will be.

3. Know your goals. What are you hoping to accomplish by consulting with a personal injury attorney? Do you want to file a lawsuit? Get a settlement? Make sure you know what you want so you can discuss it with the attorney and see if it’s possible.

4. Have questions ready. When meeting with an attorney for the first time, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. Write them down ahead of time so you don’t forget anything important. And if the attorney doesn’t have time to answer all of your questions during the consultation, make sure you get their contact information so you can follow up later.

Following these tips will help you get the most out of your first consultation with a personal injury attorney. And if you decide to move forward with legal action, you’ll be glad you took the time to prepare.

Adam Miller, The Texas Bulldog, is an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas.  Call now for a completely free, no-obligation case review at 713-572-3333.  Keep in mind, you will never pay a dime unless he wins your case.  The Texas Bulldog will work his tail off to get you the compensation you deserve after an accident.  Hold the negligent party liable and call The Miller Law Firm today at 713-572-3333.