What to Bring to Your First Meeting with an Auto Accident AttorneySeptember 20, 2012
It is important to come prepared to your first meeting with an auto accident attorney. What should you bring to help your attorney assess your case? The following list is a good start:
- Police report. If police responded to the scene of your accident, obtain a copy of the official report for your attorney. You should also inform your attorney if you know of any criminal charges or citations filed as a result of the accident.
- Copies of medical reports and medical bills. Bring all reports from any doctors who have treated or evaluated your injuries, including diagnosis, prognosis, and prescriptions. You should also bring any related medical bills you received.
- Insurance Information. Bring any information or correspondence you have from your insurance company and the insurance companies of other parties involved.
- Photographs. Visual documentation is extremely helpful both for your attorney and for a court. If your injuries are external and visible, take pictures when the injuries are fresh. Bring any photographs you have of your damaged vehicle and of the accident scene.
You may choose to provide additional details, such as written statements from witnesses or passengers or your own written account of how the accident occurred. The more details you can provide your attorney, the better prepared he or she will be to take on your case. According to Maryland law, you have only three years from the time the accident took place to file a claim. The longer you wait, the more evidence may be lost or compromised, so act quickly. Contact the car accident attorneys in Maryland at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. today for legal advice concerning your claim. Let us know how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.