What To Expect During Your First Meeting With A Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident, the best thing you can do to protect your rights is to hire an attorney. Insurance companies are famous for pulling every dirty trick in the book to get out of paying what they owe for your injuries. An attorney can help protect you from these tricks and will fight to ensure that you get full and fair compensation for your injuries.

However, if you’ve never met with an attorney before, you may not know what to expect. You may be nervous, still in pain from your injuries, and tired from all the harassment from insurance companies. Don’t worry because your attorney is on your side, and they are here to fight for your rights. To ease your mind, read on to learn what you can expect from your first meeting with a personal injury attorney.

Understanding Of Your Circumstances

A reputable attorney has worked with hundreds of people who have experienced loss and devastation as a result of an accident. They know the toll that injuries, financial pressures, and stress can take on your life. This is what motivates them to fight for their clients. They understand what you are going through. Victims often feel heard for the first time since their accident when meeting with their attorney. We understand what you are going through, and we are here to listen and help.

A Discussion About The Details Of Your Case

Though many accident victims end up suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following an accident, it is important to discuss the details of your claim. Your attorney understands what you’ve experienced, so you can talk about the situation at whatever pace makes you feel the most comfortable and confident. The attorney may ask follow-up questions and take copious notes as you go through the details of the incident. This is so they can get a better idea of what happened and how they can fight for you.

An Analysis Of The Documentation

Once they understand the general picture of what happened, an attorney may ask to review your documents. Before the meeting, your attorney will give you a list of what documents they recommend bringing. Typically, those documents include:

● Documentation related to the accident such as police reports, tickets, and insurance information
● Any documentation you’ve received from the at-fault party
● Any documentation you’ve received from the insurance companies
● Any evidence you may have collected from the accident such as photographs and witness testimony
● The medical records and bills pertaining to the injuries from the accident

These documents will help your attorney build a foundation for your case and help them understand what evidence they need to collect to prove your claim.

A Review Of The Next Steps

Finally, your attorney will discuss the next steps with you. They will go over what they are going to do to start fighting for your rights. They may also give you an estimation of the compensation you can expect, though they usually wait until they know a bit more about the impact of your accident in order to assess the full extent of your damages. Finally, they will give you instructions on anything else you need to do to protect yourself.

Your first meeting with an attorney is pretty straightforward. However, most people don’t expect to have a comforting and sympathetic experience. The St. Pete Lawyer, Michael Babboni, has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of victims whose lives have been thrown into turmoil as the result of an accident injury. He works hard for his clients and will fight all the way to court for your rights.

To schedule your first appointment, give us a call at 1-727-381-9200. We’ll do a free case review over the phone and help you understand what to expect when you meet with us.