Meeting With Your Auto Accident Attorney For The First Time? Here’s What You Can Prepare
Hiring an attorney is the best thing you can do after being injured in a car accident. Insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying you a fair settlement for your claim. Trying to fight this battle alone is extremely difficult. However, an auto accident attorney understands the laws, the documentation you need to prove your claim, and how to talk to the insurance companies.
If you’ve never been in an auto accident before or have never hired an attorney to represent you, you may not know what to expect in your first meeting. At Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, and Walsh, we’ll walk you through every step of the process so that you feel comfortable and confident. If you are meeting with us for the first time, here’s a simple list of things you can prepare to bring to our initial meeting. These documents will help us understand your case and give you better information on how we will proceed.
What To Bring To Your First Meeting With An Attorney
1. Details Of The Accident: Details of the accident are really helpful. Bringing simple information like the date of the accident, the circumstances that lead to the accident, and then any information about the other driver is incredibly useful. If you filed a police report, you can bring a copy of that as well. Police reports are really important pieces of evidence in an auto accident claim because they can help prove the other driver was at fault.
2. Insurance Information: When you are in an accident, it is the responsibility of the insurance companies to pay for the damage. It would be great if you could bring a copy of your insurance policy and the information about the insurance companies covering the other driver or drivers.If you have any letters, emails, or transcripts of phone calls between you and the insurance company, bring those as well.
3. Medical Information Pertaining To The Accident: Any medical documentation from an emergency room visit to physical therapy is important. This documentation will be the basis of the claim and will help us determine a fair settlement amount. Also, bring the contact information for your doctor so we can follow up with any questions. Don’t worry, when you meet with us, your information is safe and protected under attorney client privilege. So you don’t have to worry about any infringements on your privacy.
4. Information About The Property Damage: Finally, auto accidents also usually cause property damage. So if you have photographs of your vehicle or estimates from a mechanic or body shop for the cost to repair the damage, bring that as well.
5. A List Of Questions: This is optional, but we’ve found that it’s good when our clients write down a list of their questions. We believe in being honest and transparent with our clients and will answer any questions you have about your accident, your claim, or Florida auto accident law.
Our Attorneys Are Here To Fight For You
If you are unable to prepare all of these things for our initial meeting, don’t worry. We’re here to help you. We understand that when you are suffering from an injury, even simple tasks can be difficult. We’ll make sure that we get all the evidence we need to prove your case. At Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, and Walsh, we’re not just here to represent you, we’re here to help you. Prepare what you can for the first meeting and leave the rest to us.
If you haven’t scheduled a meeting with us yet, give us a call. We offer free consultations and will help you understand everything you need for our first meeting.