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What to bring to your first meeting with a Texas personal injury attorney

January 5, 2010


Accident victims are sometimes nervous about meeting with a personal injury lawyer for the first time. For many accident victims, their personal injury lawsuit will be their first experience with the legal process.

To help you get the most out of your initial consultation, Fears | Nachawati has put together this list of documents that you should bring to your first meeting with your Texas personal injury lawyer.

The items on this list will help your personal injury attorney evaluate your case and determine whether you have a viable claim and how much compensation you are likely to receive.

Here are the most important types of information for you to bring to your initial consultation with your Texas personal injury attorney:

A written account of the accident: Write out a detailed narrative of how the accident occurred, including the events preceding and following the incident. Include as many details as possible. Your attorney will be able to determine which details are relevant to your claim.

Contact information for the person(s) who caused the accident: Take along a list of all the contact information you have for the person or people responsible for the accident, including their name, phone number, address, driver’s license number and insurance information, if applicable.

Contact information for witnesses: Make a list of the people who witnessed your accident, include as much contact information you have as well as a brief description of what you believe each witness saw.

Photographs: Bring along any photos you have of the scene of the accident as well as photos of your injuries and photos documenting any damage to your personal property, such as your vehicle.

Copies of accident reports: If an official report of the accident was made, such as a police report or a work accident report, bring copies for your attorney.

Medical bills: The amount of compensation you may be entitled to depends in large part on your medical expenses, so bring along copies of all the medical bills related to treatment for your injuries caused by the accident.

Medical records: Similarly, bring any documentation you have of the nature and extent of your injuries.

Repair estimates: If your personal property was damaged in the accident, bring copies of any professional repair estimates you have obtained.

Remember, you are not limited to the items on this list. You can and should bring along any other pieces of information or documentation that you feel will help your Texas personal injury lawyer in evaluating your case.

To receive a free legal consultation with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney, contact the law firm of Fears | Nachawati today. Simply email us or phone us toll free at 1.866.705.7584 for free legal assistance.



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