Preparing to discuss your legal options after a car accident

It is hard for a person to move past a car accident. A serious car accident can affect a person's life for a long time. Sometimes, a person may want to meet with an attorney to discuss their accident, especially if the accident may have been caused by another person's negligence.

A car accident victim may want to prepare for their meeting with their attorney. First, they should write down a timeline of what happened. An attorney will want all the specifics that you can contribute, so making a timeline with as much detail as possible is a good idea. In addition, a victim should bring their insurance information, accident reports, medical records, photographs of the accident scene, witness names and the names of relevant doctors, police officers and other emergency and medical personnel.

An accident victim should be prepared to answer a lot of questions from their attorney. They are trying to gather as much information as possible so that they are able to help the client with their case. Accident victims are also encouraged to ask their attorneys questions. An attorney can share how they think the case will proceed and can help their clients feel like they know what is going to happen.

No one expects they will be involved in a serious car accident. When the accident is caused by negligence, a victim may be entitled to compensation. The compensation may be for medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. An attorney who is skilled in personal injury can fight for their clients' legal rights and attempt to make sure they are taken care of.

Source: blogs.findlaw.com, "How to prepare for a consultation with a car accident lawyer", Jeffrey Yano, Jan. 24, 2018

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