When people are wrongly injured, they often seek financial compensation to help them recuperate. However, the first part of the claims process is hiring an experienced attorney. Our firm is ready to take on any injury claim you may have, however, there are several steps you should take to prepare. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I bring to my first meeting with a personal injury attorney?
The main purpose of your initial consultation with an attorney is to inform him of the circumstances of your accident and why you are now seeking financial compensation. While attorneys are responsible for doing research and obtaining sometimes hard-to-access evidence, such as security camera footage, it is always best you provide your attorney with as much information as possible. Some of the most important things you can bring to your consultation include:
- Injury-related expenses, such as medical bills or lost wages
- Contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident
- The police report filed at the scene of the accident, as well as any medical documents detailing the severity of your injuries
- Your insurance information
- Any pictures of the accident, the safety hazard that caused the accident, or pictures of your injuries sustained at the scene of the accident
What other questions will my attorney ask me?
Your attorney will ask you several questions to attain a better understanding of the best way forward. For example, your attorney will need to know whether you have communicated with the other party or their insurance company (if so, bring any records you may have). Additionally, your attorney may ask if you have received an official prognosis regarding your injuries, as well as how your injuries are affecting your day-to-day life. Of course, many of the questions your attorney will ask are largely case-specific. This may sound a bit overwhelming, however, our firm is ready to fight in your corner and guide you through the claims process, every step of the way.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us, and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today. Our firm is also experienced in handling legal matters relating to divorce, family law, criminal law, and more. We are here to help.