What to Bring When You Meet an Lawyer
How to Document Your Personal Injury Lawsuit in Fort Pierce
When you are the victim of a personal injury caused by the negligence, misconduct, or wrongful acts of another, you will need to meet with an lawyer to figure out the best way to recover damages for your losses.
Fort Pierce injury lawyers need certain types of evidence to help prove your case, but you can assist in your recovery by bringing key pieces of information to your initial consultation.
Making the Most of Your Free Consultation with William Raikes
The Law Offices of William Raikes offers free initial consultations to the injured victims of personal injury accidents, so make the most of your time with your lawyer and bring the following with you:
- Copies of police reports or accident reports detailing your injury
- Copies of hospital, doctor and therapy records
- Bills from medical care providers
- Information regarding insurance coverage of your medical bills
- Reports from doctors regarding your diagnosis and prognosis
- Information about anticipated future medical costs
- Information regarding work you missed as a result of your injury
- A listing of all the ways your life has been affected by your injury
- A calendar, with all the important dates (date of injury, dates of surgery or other treatment and so forth)
- A description of any interaction with insurance companies
- Copies of correspondence with insurance companies
- Copies of any claims already filed with your employer or an insurance company
If there is any other kind of evidence that you think would be helpful – pictures you took with your cell phone camera or contact information for anyone whom you think would make a good witness – you should bring that with you, too.
Keep in mind that as your case develops, there may be new opportunities for your lawyer to find evidence of loss caused by your personal injury.