Being involved in an accident that results in injury can take a toll a toll on you both mentally and physically. When accidents occur due to the negligence of others, you will have to find out what the best course of action is regarding the filing of a lawsuit. The best way to get legal guidance is by going in for a consultation with a Boca Raton personal injury lawyer.
To make this meeting productive and worth your time, you will need to take in a few things for the attorney to look at.
The Medical Bills You Have
One of the first things a lawyer will usually want to see during a consultation is the medical bills you have incurred as a result of the accident. When you go in for visits with a medical professional, they should provide you with documentation regarding what types of procedures they have performed. Usually, you will have to sign a release to receive these records.
Be sure to also take in the receipts for things like gas or any other out of pocket expenses related to your medical care following the accident. By getting a look at these documents, a lawyer will be able to get an idea of how much compensation you are entitled to.
Records of the Correspondence with the Other Party
If there are emails, text messages or voicemails you have received from the negligent party in your case, you will need to let your lawyer see them. In some instances, the other party may offer a settlement just to keep the case from going before a judge. During the consultation, the lawyer will be able to review these offers and advice you on whether or not they are fair.
A Copy of the Police Report
When an accident occurs, the police officers working the scene will make a report regarding the details of the wreck. In this report, law enforcement will report which party was at fault and will record testimony from witnesses. A lawyer will need to see this document to find out if you have a case worth pursuing. Usually, the police officer who makes the report will tell you how to get your copy of it soon after the accident.
Your Paycheck Stubs
The next thing you will need to bring in to your lawyer consultation is your paycheck stubs. Be sure to bring in stubs from before and after the accident. By doing this, you will be able to show the lawyer how much work you have missed and the loss of pay that has resulted. This information is important when your lawyer is trying to come up with the right amount of compensation to ask for in their filing.
Have you been involved in an accident?
Contact the Leifer Law Firm today to schedule a consultation. Our team of attorneys are here to help you get the compensation needed to get your life back on track following an accident.