Meeting Your Personal Injury Lawyer for the First Time? What You Should Bring

So you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. You may be feeling overwhelmed thinking about what comes next, confused by the legal process, and still trying to recover physically, financially, and emotionally. The good news is that the personal injury attorneys at Aronova & Associates offer a free consultation where you can find out if we’re a good fit for you and learn about your legal options.

Here are a few tips to get the most out of your first meeting with a personal injury attorney.

Gather important information as soon as possible

For your attorney to be able to give you complete and accurate advice, take some time to prepare before the meeting by gathering documents and other information.

Your attorney will appreciate receiving the following documents:

  • A copy of the accident report
  • Photographs of the scene
  • Medical bills and other documented expenses, including ambulance, emergency room, pharmacy, and other related charges
  • Hospital discharge papers and physician treatment summaries
  • Correspondence from insurance companies regarding the claim
  • Proof of lost wages
  • Estimates to repair damaged property

In addition, gather any other information that will help your attorney piece together a timeline of events and a plan to prove your claims in court. This includes:

  • Details of the accident, including time and address, as well as details on where you received medical treatment and the name of an ambulance company that transported you
  • Contact information for others involved in the accident
  • Contact information for any witnesses
  • Names and company affiliations for any insurance adjusters with whom you spoke

Questions to ask your personal injury lawyer

Keep in mind that you have the right to choose your attorney. The initial meeting is a chance for you to make sure you and your attorney are a good fit.

Do not be afraid to ask your attorney questions like:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many personal injury cases have you handled and what is your success rate?
  • Will you personally work on my case or assign it to someone else in the firm?
  • How long will the case take?
  • Do you charge an hourly rate, a fixed rate, or on a contingency basis?
  • Why types of experts will you work with to prove the case?

Speak with a NY personal injury attorney

When working through the aftermath of a personal injury, it pays to have a skilled and experienced New York personal injury lawyer on your side.

The team at Aronova & Associates has a decade of experience litigating personal injury claims in state and district courts, so we understand what battles NYC personal injury plaintiffs face. We put our knowledge and experience to work for you and representation is on a contingency basis – you do not pay us unless we win your case.

If you believe someone else is at fault for your injury, call today to schedule a free consultation in our Garden City or Manhattan offices.

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