Personal injury lawyers offer initial consultations to prospective clients as a way to learn more about their case and inform them of their legal options. These initial consults are also great opportunities for prospective clients to ask questions and get answers regarding their concerns and the legal issues they may be currently facing. If you are considering meeting with a personal injury attorney for the first time, being as prepared as possible can ensure that you get the most out of this meeting so that you know how to proceed with your claim.
The following is some advice regarding what you can do to get ready for your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer:
- Write down the details of the event that caused your injury: The attorney you meet with will want to know all of the details about the event that caused your injury – including what happened before, during and after that event. Take some time to write a detailed account of the event so that the facts of the incident are fresh in your mind and you are ready to discuss them. You may find that, as you write down your account of the event, you will start remembering more details than had initially come to mind. Being as detailed as possible with this account will only benefit you and your potential case.
- Gather all paperwork, photos and other documentation related to the accident: It’s a smart idea to bring all documentation you have related to the accident with you to your first meeting. This can include photos of the accident, police reports, correspondence between you and your insurance company, hospital and doctors’ bills, etc. The lawyer will eventually need you to gather and provide all of this documentation, and providing it up front can help expedite your case.
Mount Vernon Personal Injury Lawyers
At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, we are passionate about our clients, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life.
We take pride in tailoring our legal representation to specifically meet our clients’ needs and in expertly guiding them through each stage of the complex the legal process. While our attorneys are aggressive and effective litigators both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also counselors that can provide our clients with helpful legal advice regarding their best options.
If you have sustained any type of personal injury, or if you have lost a loved one to a wrongful death, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the page for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.