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How to Prepare for a Meeting with Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on April 26, 2021 in

You’ve made the first step to seek justice for your injury by scheduling a meeting with a personal injury attorney, but now, you aren’t sure how you should prepare for your appointment. If this is your first time pursuing legal counsel, you may be feeling some anxiety. You likely have a lot of questions about what to expect, what you need, and what you should bring to your consultation.

To get the most out of your time with your lawyer, you may need to do a little bit of prep work. Not only will preparation ensure that your session will run as efficiently as possible, but it will also help to ease some of your apprehension. When people feel like they are prepared for something, they tend to feel much less anxious about it. This list of tips will ensure that you’re ready for your upcoming meeting.

What You Should Bring to Your Personal Injury Attorney Consultation

Your time is valuable, as is the time of the person you’re meeting with, so you’ll want to make sure all of your ducks are in a row before you show up. To ensure a productive consultation with your attorney, make sure you provide:

  • Police or Crash Reports: Any official reports that detail the incident, like police reports, will be valuable to your case. To request records in Arizona, you may be able to obtain them on this website for free or for a small fee, depending on the police agency.
  • Medical Bills or Records: You’ll want to have any medical documents or notes about your care or treatment regarding your accident-related injury on hand during your meeting.
  • Photos/Videos: Photos or videos that document your injuries, any property damage, or the accident scene will be incredibly helpful in supporting your claim.
  • Insurance Information: You will need to collect your health insurance policy, homeowner’s, or auto insurance (if applicable) information, and the at-fault party’s insurance information.
  • Contact Information: Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for you and any other parties involved, including those of witnesses, should all be provided to your attorney.
  • Proof of Lost Income: If your injury resulted in lost wages, be sure to bring wage documentation like pay stubs, tax returns, or proof of missed workdays that show you missed out on pay.
  • Any Other Relevant Information: If there is anything else that you think might be helpful or could be related to your claim, it’s always better to bring it and not need it. You never know what could be helpful to your case.

If you are unable to provide any of the above documentation or information to the meeting with your attorney, call them and let them know—your lawyer may be able to track them down for you before your appointment.

Meet with a Successful Arizona Personal Injury Attorney

With over 40 years of making things right for injured clients and a success rate over 99%, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with Jensen Phelan Law Firm. It’s completely normal to feel a little uncertain before your first meeting with a lawyer, but we have built a team of compassionate attorneys that know exactly how you’re feeling and can ease any nerves you may have.

With our Fair Fee Guarantee, our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis—meaning no fees unless you win. Allow us to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (928) 778-2660 or complete an online contact form to schedule a free consultation for your personal injury claim today.