Each year, there are thousands of car accidents in the United States. Many of these accidents result in significant injuries and property damage. If a person is injured due to no fault of their own in one of these accidents, they may need to speak with a lawyer about filing a lawsuit.
Before choosing a Car accident attorney, a person will need to go in for consultations. By going in for consultations, a person can get all of the information they need to make the right hire. Here are some of the things a person needs to do in preparation for one of these attorney consultations.
Providing the Lawyer With a Timeline of Events
One of the main things a lawyer will want to find out during this consultation is the timeline of events leading up to the car accident. The best way to provide them with an accurate timeline is by getting a copy of the police report from the accident. This report will detail who was at fault for the accident and will also have statements from anyone who witnesses what happened.
During the aftermath of a car accident, it may be hard for a person to focus. However, making sure a copy of this report is obtained is essential.
Taking in Medical Records
When trying to prepare for a consultation with a lawyer, a person will also need to gather the medical records associated with their injuries from the accident. A lawyer will want to see how much a person has had to pay for their medical treatments when trying to decide whether or not to take the case.
The lawyer will also want to find out how much work a person has had to miss as a result of their injuries. Properly preparing for this consultation will allow a person to find the right lawyer with ease.
Rushing through this research process may lead to a person hiring the wrong lawyer to represent. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has represented a number of accident victims. Call him now to find out more about how he can help with these matters.