The minutes, hours, days, and weeks after an auto accident can be overwhelming, especially if you suffered an injury. As you focus on your physical recovery, you also face unanticipated medical costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and other expenses associated with the accident. If you need help obtaining compensation after a car accident in the Temecula or Murrieta area, reach out to an experienced attorney to discuss your situation. To get the most out of your first meeting, here are a few things you’ll need to bring.
Medical Information Pertaining to Your Injury
Filing a successful auto accident claim requires you to establish the nature and severity of your injury. When you meet with your attorney, bring your medical records, hospital bills, bills from doctor’s office visits, a list of your current prescription medications, and any other documentation pertaining to your injury. Your attorney will use these documents to assess the extent of your injuries in order to negotiate a fair amount of compensation on your behalf.
Information From the Scene of the Accident
Your auto accident attorney will want to establish a clear picture of the accident itself. Police reports, photos from the scene of the accident, contact information for any witnesses, or any other details from the scene of the incident will be useful to construct a comprehensive overview of the accident. Your attorney may recommend enlisting the services of an auto accident reconstruction expert in order to assist with these efforts.
Your Account of the Incident
During the initial meeting, your attorney will ask you to describe your account of the accident. They will also ask you how your injuries are impacting your daily life and your ability to earn an income. You should consider taking some time before this meeting to write down your responses to these questions, making sure to include as many details as possible. These notes can help you get the most out of your meeting by ensuring that your responses are thorough and well-documented.
Ready to schedule a consultation with a trusted Temecula auto accident lawyer? Call Hales & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation today at (951) 489-3320 to get started.