If you’ve been injured in an accident and have decided to take legal
action against the person or entity responsible for your injuries, the
first step in securing proper representation is having an initial consultation
with a personal injury attorney. The time you have during your consultation
is very limited, so it’s important that you prepare as much as you
can beforehand. In this blog, our
Long Island personal injury attorney explains how to best prepare for your consultation with a personal injury attorney.
Bring a List of Questions
Don’t let the intimidation of meeting with an attorney keep you from
asking questions you feel are important. Before your meeting, write down
a list of the questions you want to ask and be sure to include questions
pertaining to the attorney’s legal experience – what percentage
of the firm is dedicated to personal injury? Has the attorney handled
Collect Medical Records
Medical records are a crucial component to a personal injury case. Not
only do medical records outline the extent of your injuries, treatment
you’ve received, and procedures you’ve undergone, these records
can also give your attorney a better idea of your case and its timeline.
Familiarize Yourself With What Happened
You’ll be asked on numerous occasions to recount how, where, and
when the accident happened. The most important thing to remember when
explaining the accident is to keep it consistent – any inconsistences
can be used against you. In these types of cases, you must show that the
injuries you sustained in your accident were directly caused by the defendant
and the injuries have diminished your quality of life.
The dedicated Long Island personal injury attorneys at Silverman &
Rosken, Esqs. have assisted clients in a number of personal injury matters
slip & fall accidents,
construction site accidents, and more.
Let us pursue justice on your behalf. Call us today at (631) 925-2117 to
request a case evaluation.