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What to Bring to Your First Meeting With Your Attorney

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 5:39 am    

As a Lancaster Personal Injury Attorney, my clients often ask me, “What do I need to bring to my first meeting?”

The following is a list of documents, etc. which you should try to bring to your first meeting with your attorney. You should bring as much of the information as you are able to collect to that initial meeting:

1. Police crash report/ police information exchange form.

2. Declaration page(s) for your automobile insurance policy in effect as of the date of the collision. (The declaration page is that part of the policy which lists the vehicles covered and amount of coverages). And if possible the actual policy booklet. (If you have more than one policy, bring this information for all policies.)

3. Any photographs you have of the vehicles involved, of your injuries, or of the scene where the collision occurred.

4. Any correspondence, forms, or other documents received from your insurance company or the other parties’ insurance company.

5. Any medical records, documents or bills related to any medical treatment you received for your injuries.

6. Names, addresses and telephone numbers of the physicians who have treated you for your injuries and for your family physician.

7. Any names, addresses or phone numbers you have for witnesses to this incident.

8. Any other information or documents that you believe would be helpful to your attorney.

The more information you are able to bring to your first meeting, the sooner your attorney will be able to thoroughly investigate your case. A prompt investigation can be the key to preserving important evidence concerning your case.

Similar documents will be helpful to your attorney in a work place accident, slip and fall accident, or an accident involving unsafe products.

Remember be careful not to talk to a representative of any insurance company or to sign or complete any forms without first consulting with your attorney.