As a continuation of Consulting with a Car Accident Lawyer – How to Prepare (Part 1), here is some additional information regarding what you can do to get ready for an initial meeting with a car accident lawyer. By taking some time to prepare for this meeting, you can be sure that you are getting the most out of it.
- Obtain a copy of the police report: The police report will include a lot of important information, including the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident. Additionally, the police report can be crucial to helping establish fault in the accident. Because it can take weeks for a police report to become available, if you are not able to obtain a copy prior to your meeting with a lawyer, just let the lawyer know this fact (as the lawyer may request the copy him- or herself).
- Gather all accident-related pictures: If you were able to take pictures of the aftermath of the accident (including pictures of the property damage, injuries, etc.), be sure to bring these to the initial consultation with the lawyer. These pictures can provide crucial evidence as to the extent of the damage to your car, the severity of the injuries you sustained and even be crucial to helping establishing fault in the accident.
- Create of list of questions you may have for the lawyer: Just because you are meeting with a lawyer does not mean that you have to hire that lawyer to represent you, and the initial meeting is a good time for you to evaluate whether you are comfortable with a specific lawyer. Before your meeting, take the time to create of list of questions that you want answered by the lawyer so that you can be sure you are getting all of the information you need from the meeting. Consider asking about the lawyer’s experience, the length of time your case could take, the lawyer’s fees and how often you can expect updates from the lawyer.
Lone Tree Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, car accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.
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