17 Jan 5 Things To Do Before Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer (Part 1)
When you or a family member suffers any type of personal injury, recovering physically, emotionally and financially will be important to helping you and your family be able to move on with your lives. While medical professionals will be crucial to your physical and, perhaps, mental recovery, when it comes to recovering financially, personal injury lawyers will be the professionals who you can rely on to help you secure the maximum possible compensation for your past and future medical bills, property damage and mental suffering.
To encourage individuals who have sustained personal injuries to learn more about their rights and entitlements, attorneys will offer free initial consults to potential plaintiffs. During these meetings, accident victims can make the most of their time by doing the following things to prepare:
- Go over the details of your accident – The attorney you meet with will need to know as much detail as possible regarding the accident or event that caused your injury. Whether the event took place days, weeks or even months ago, you need to be prepared to discuss it in detail when you sit down for an initial consult. This means that you should know the date and time that the accident happened, who was involved in the event, the nature and extent of your injuries and losses related to the event, etc.It’s a good idea to either practice explaining the accident to another family member or to take the time to write a detailed account of the accident so that you are familiar with – and ready to talk about – the circumstances of the case.
- Write down some questions you want to ask the lawyer – While the initial consult with a personal injury lawyer is a good time for an attorney to learn more about your case, it’s also when you have the chance to ask about anything that you may be wondering about. Because it’s very common for accident victims to forget at least one of their questions when sitting down for an initial consult, it’s a smart preparation tactic to write down all of the questions they may have ahead of time so that they don’t forget them later during their meeting.
For the final three things to do before meeting with a personal injury lawyer, be sure to look for our upcoming second part of this blog.
Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers
You have a choice in the lawyer you hire to handle your claim, and the choice you make can affect the compensation you receive. Make sure that your lawyer has the ability and experience to handle your case. If you have suffered from any type of personal injury and suspect that another party’s negligence or recklessness may be to blame, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
For more than 25 years, our attorneys have been representing clients and aggressively defending their rights both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike. In addition to having extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident lawsuits, our attorneys are also skilled at overseeing product liability cases, insurance bad faith cases and various other types of personal injury cases.
Our lawyers have a reputation for consistently and successfully protecting our clients’ rights and interests to ensure that they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.