Personal Injury Lawyer Tips: Preparing for Your Consultation

Personal Injury Lawyer | September 20, 2018

Properly preparing for your consultation with a personal injury lawyer can help make the most of your meeting time. At Linley Welwood, we understand how important it is for your case to have as much supporting documentation and facts as possible. That is why our team of personal injury lawyers have put together some simple tips on how to best prepare for a consultation.

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1. Review the Details of the Accident

In preparing for your initial consultation with your lawyer it will be helpful to provide your lawyer with as much detail about the accident as possible, such as information about the date and time of the accident, who was involved, the nature and extent of injuries and losses, as well as any other relevant details. Keep in mind that your lawyer will guide you through the process and ask any relevant questions if you have forgotten to mention some details. Sometimes there are things you won’t know or don’t remember about the accident and that is okay, don’t be nervous about not having an answer. Personal injury cases are all about truth and honesty and your lawyer is one your side.

2. Bring a List of Questions for Your Personal Injury Lawyer

While the initial consultation provides the personal injury lawyer with a clear account of your accident, it is also a great time to ask any questions or address any concerns that you might have. Before heading into your consultation, it could be beneficial to write down anything that you want to talk to your lawyer about, so that you do not forget any questions during the meeting.

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3. Gather All the Documents Related to the Accident

In addition to providing your personal injury lawyer with the details of your accident, it is also important to share any documents related to the case. Providing any related documents during your consultation can help provide your lawyer with more specific information, but rest assured a lot of this information can be gathered after your initial consultation. Some of the different types of documentation you should consider bringing to your consultation (if applicable) include:

  • Accident report
  • Police report
  • Medical bills
  • Bills or receipts for items purchased due to your injury
  • Written statements
  • Insurance company statements

4. Gather Any Pictures of the Accident

In the event that you were in a car accident, taking pictures of the damage caused by the incident can help with your case. If you bring copies of any photos taken to your initial consultation to provide them to your personal injury lawyer it can help you in explaining how the accident happened.

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If you would like to learn more about preparing for your consultation with a personal injury lawyer, or if you are interested in one of our legal services for car accidents, business law, family law, real estate, serious injuries, and wills, estates, and trusts, please contact Linley Welwood at 604-850-6640 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

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