If you have been injured in an accident, a Baltimore personal injury attorney wants you to know what happens in your first meeting with an attorney.
The professional medical opinion of a doctor is extremely important in building your case. If you have not seen a doctor, your attorney will advise that you see one, especially if you are in pain or having physical difficulties. An attorney will not refer you to a doctor; you need to see your personal physician or find one if you do not have one.
If it is difficult to perform your duties at work, your attorney will recommend you ask your doctor about temporarily staying out of work. Your doctor might say it is up to you. In that case, if you are feeling pain or major discomfort, you should not work.
Was your vehicle involved in the accident? If so, a Baltimore personal injury lawyer will advise you to take pictures of the vehicle. If your vehicle has been damaged, get your car appraised as soon as possible. Obtain pictures of any other vehicle involved with the incident as well.
If there were any witnesses, you will need to provide their names, addresses and telephone numbers at the initial meeting. A Baltimore personal injury attorney strongly advises that you do not discuss any aspects of your potential case with these witnesses, other than getting their names, addresses and telephone numbers.
You should not give any statements to any representatives of insurance companies. If an insurance company has already tried to contact you, get the name and number of the adjuster and tell them you will be consulting with an attorney who will contact the adjuster.
Bring the following documents to your meeting:
- Medical Bills;
- Doctor’s Instructions;
- Accident Reports; and
- Police Reports.
Don’t forget that it is your attorney’s job to handle all legal aspects of your case so you can focus on your recovery.
Talk to a Lawyer
For more information on what to expect at your first attorney meeting, contact Baltimore personal injury attorney James Lee Katz at 443-394-0900 or toll free at 800-564-7808.