Get Your Accident Case Started Faster
It's never easy to cope with a car accident situation. Most accident victims just want to get things over, so they go back to their normal lives again. Your accident case formally begins once you speak to your auto accident lawyer. Find out below how you can make the most of this first meeting and get your case started faster.
Your Lawyer Needs Information
When you first meet with an auto accident lawyer, you should provide them with as much information as possible about the accident and your injuries. This information will not only help get your case off the ground quickly but will also help the lawyer evaluate your case and determine if they can represent you.
Some of the information you should provide to a car accident lawyer includes:
- Your personal information: You should provide your name, address, phone number, and email address.
- Details about the accident: You should provide the date, time, and location of the accident, as well as any information you have about the other driver, including their name, contact information, and insurance information.
- Police report: If a police report was made at the time of the accident, provide a copy of it to the lawyer. You will find that, in many cases, the police or accident report contains a trove of important information about the accident, the parties involved, and more.
- Information about your injuries: You should provide details about any injuries you sustained in the accident, including the type of injury, the severity of the injury, and any medical treatment you have received. It is advisable to consult your medical records and create a summary of your major injuries and the treatment you have received so far.
- Insurance information: Provide your insurance information, as well as any information you have about the other driver's insurance. Be sure to also let the attorney know if you have spoken to any insurance representative and what was said during the phone call.
- Witness information: If there were any witnesses to the accident, provide their contact information.
- Photos or videos: If you have any photos or videos of the accident scene or your injuries, provide them to the lawyer.
- Any correspondence you have received: If you have received any correspondence from the other driver's insurance company, provide it to the lawyer. Some insurers communicate through email. If so, print those emails for the lawyer.
Remember that the more information you provide to the car accident lawyer, the better they will be able to evaluate your case and provide you with legal advice. Speak to an auto accident attorney to find out more.