What documents, evidence, and information will my personal injury attorney need to help me with my claim?

If you’ve been involved in an accident, there are several critical things that your personal injury attorney would need to help prosecute and pursue your claim.

1. Accident Report

First and foremost, if it was a car accident, you want to bring a copy of the accident report. If it was a trip and fall or slip and fall, you should bring a copy of any incident report that might be involved.

How do you get a copy of your accident report? Our car accident FAQs have the answer to this question and more.

2. Pictures

You should also bring him or her a copy of any pictures that have been taken, i.e. pictures of the scene, pictures of the automobiles involved, and pictures of your injuries. You also want to bring copies of any correspondence, letters, information you may have gotten from the insurance companies involved, and details about the claim.

3. Personal Information

It is also important to bring personal information, such as your healthcare information, your driver’s license, and your Social Security card. These things are needed to prosecute and pursue your claim. All these elements help the lawyer better investigate your claim to try to maximize the value of your claim.

The critical thing here is that it’s better to bring too much information than not enough information. These are all the tools your lawyer will need in order to get you the maximum recovery possible.

If you have been injured in an accident, is it worth pursuing your claim? What will your claim be worth? Will you have to take your case to trial? What is contributory negligence and what does it mean for your case? We have the answers to all of these questions right here in our Injury Guide.

Moving Forward: How to Deal with Insurance Companies

If they haven’t already, insurance companies will be contacting you very soon regarding your accident. You should be very careful with what you say to both your own insurance company and that of the other parties involved. It is essential that you do not say anything that could minimize your claim. If your injuries stemmed from a car accident, here is what you need to know about dealing with auto insurance companies.

The most important thing is that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible, regardless of how much documentation and information you have ready to present to him or her. You need a legal professional who can advise you on what to say and what not to say in your particular situation. Focus on setting up an appointment with a lawyer; then collect as much documentation as you can. The important thing is that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible, before you say or do something that could negatively impact your ability to recover fair compensation.

Contact our office for more information.