How to Prepare for Your Consultation With a Personal Injury Lawyer

How to Prepare for Your ConsultationThe experienced attorneys at Bonina & Bonina, P.C., offer free consultations to prospective clients. During the consultation, we will review the details of your injury and determine whether we believe you have a case to pursue compensation. Being prepared for this consultation can be very helpful to all involved and make the process more efficient.

Bring a list of questions to ask the attorney

Spend some time before the consultation thinking about any questions you may have regarding the process. We’ll be happy to answer questions. Some questions that might be helpful to ask are

  • Do you think I have a case?
  • Approximately how long will it take to resolve my case?
  • What issues does the attorney foresee with the case?
  • What can I do to help my case?
  • Who will be in contact with me about my case, and how often can I expect to be updated?
  • Who can I call if I have questions or concerns?

Be prepared to answer any questions

The attorney is, of course, going to want to know the details of how you were injured so make sure to gather your thoughts before the consultation. Be prepared to discuss exactly what led up to the injury, what happened to cause the injury, and what happened after. The attorney will also want to know about medical treatment you underwent and any injuries you sustained.

Gather Evidence

While it may be hard to think straight after you’ve been injured, it can be helpful to your case if you remain calm and try and collect as much evidence as you can. The attorney at your consultation would like to see

  • Photographs of the scene
  • Photographs of any vehicles involved in an accident
  • Any potentially defective products that may have caused your injury
  • Names and contact information for anyone who may have pertinent information
  • Any notes you’ve taken about the experience
  • Any text messages or emails between you and any of the witnesses or parties involved in the incident.

Bring Documents

Documentation can play an essential role in a favorable outcome to your case. These documents will be beneficial to an attorney evaluating your case

  • Any police reports or accident reports
  • Copies of any medical bills
  • Your medical records
  • Copies of any applicable insurance policies
  • Any written correspondence from your insurance company
  • Any emails between you and anyone at any insurance company
  • Property damage estimates
  • Pay stubs to show lost wages

If you think of any other documents that may be relevant to your injury claim, bring those with you to the consultation as well.

At Bonina & Bonina, P.C., we have over 50 years of experience helping injured New Yorkers. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-MED-LAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits available. Se habla espaňol.

2018-05-23T10:01:48+00:00

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