When you’ve been in a car accident, life can change in the blink of an eye. You or a loved one may become seriously injured, or you may have lost a loved one in the accident. A car accident attorney can help you recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering inflicted by the accident. Many people who meet with a car wreck attorney are doing so for the first time and don’t know what to expect. Understanding what will take place during this meeting can help you prepare. Here’s what you need to know.
Your Attorney Will Ask Lots of Questions
Your car wreck attorney will begin with asking the basic questions like when the accident occurred and what you remember about the accident. You should recount the full story of the collision with your attorney, including what you remember happening directly before, during, and after the crash. Your lawyer will likely ask a number of follow up questions about things you may not have thought of, so if you don’t remember some details, don’t worry — just give your lawyer as much information as you can about what happened the day of the accident.
Your Attorney May Ask for Paperwork
Your lawyer will likely ask to see whatever paperwork you have brought with you to the meeting to get a better idea of what your case entails. Bring important documents like a copy of your car insurance policy, any medical bills you have, estimates or bills for vehicle repairs, and a copy of the police report. You’ll also want to bring your medical records with you to show the extent of your injuries.
Your Attorney Will Let You Know Where You Stand
Once your car wreck attorney hears your statement, asks follow up questions, and reviews whatever documents you’ve brought with you, they’ll let you know where you stand as far as bringing a lawsuit forward for compensation. You’ll learn whether you have a strong case or not, and if not, what you may be able to do to make it stronger. You’ll also learn what your available options are. You may find out that your lawsuit wouldn’t bring enough compensation to cover legal fees and that you’re unlikely to come out ahead if you pursue it. Or, you may learn that you have a very high chance of winning a lawsuit or settling out of court for a high amount and it would be in your best interest to file suit.
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At 1-800WeTreat, we provide both medical care and legal advocacy for victims of car accidents. We understand how difficult life can be after a collision and our team is dedicated to helping you get right back on your feet. Whether your car accident was relatively minor or you suffered catastrophic injuries, we’ll help you develop a legal strategy to get the compensation you deserve for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When you’re not sure what to do next after a car accident, let us help guide you. Contact us today for an appointment by calling 1-800WeTreat.