Suffering a car accident as the result of someone else’s negligence can turn your life upside down. You may suffer from significant injuries and face excruciating pain. You likely find yourself dealing with ongoing medical care and treatment. You very well may be unable to work, with no clear idea when you will be able to return to gainful employment.
On top of all of these immediate concerns, you understand that you must take steps to protect your legal rights and interests. In this regard, you truly best protect your legal interests by engaging the services of a qualified, experienced car accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team at ‘’Maggio | Thompson, attorneys at law. There are a number of factors that you need to bear in mind when it comes to scheduling an initial consultation with an car accident lawyer.
Prepare a Written List of Questions
One of the primary objectives of an initial consultation with a car accident attorney is obtaining answers to questions you have about your case as well as about pursuing a car accident claim or lawsuit. You naturally have questions that are readily on your mind as you contemplate meeting with legal counsel. However, you want to make sure that you do not forget anything. Therefore, you are best served by preparing a list of specific questions that for which you require answers.
A car accident lawyer is not going to be offended or in anyway taken aback because you come prepared with written questions. In fact, that is likely to convey to legal counsel that you are a person is organized and prepared. These represent two qualities an attorney welcomes in a client in a car accident case.
Gather Documents and Other Materials
Another step that you will want to consider taking as part of preparing for a consult with a car accident lawyer is to gather necessary documentation associated with the collision. These documents can include medical bills, treatment notes and associated documentation for medical professionals, car damage appraisals if you were in your own automobile at the time of the accident, and police reports.
If you have taken witness statements from the accident scene, these should be gathered in anticipation of a consultation with an attorney. Photos and videos of the accident scene and of your injuries should be compiled as well. In addition, documentation associated with your income history is also necessary if you are unable to work, or limited to working part time, because of the accident.
Keep in mind that you will not necessarily present all of these items to an attorney during your first appointment. However, some of these items will prove helpful during an initial consultation. Moreover, if you do decide to engage the services of a particular attorney following an initial consultation, being able to provide legal counsel with this information immediately assists in getting your case moving forward promptly.
Schedule an Initial Consultation
You can schedule an initial consultation any time that is convenient to you by contacting the legal team at ‘’Maggio | Thompson. The firm can be reached right now by calling (601) 265-6869.