Individuals across the nation contact personal injury lawyers every day because of the compensation, reimbursement and recompense these attorneys can provide for those who are wrongfully injured. Auto accidents are typically the culprit, and therefore will be the main topic of discussion, but understanding what details the attorney will need to successfully manage the courtroom is imperative to the overall success of the personal injury claim.
There are several items and details that an injury attorney will need before they can fully and adequately serve their client. These details, items, and reports can be acquired by the victim before meeting with an injury attorney to speed the process of retribution, but they do not need to be as the attorney will be able to help the victim to procure the necessary documentation for the upcoming proceedings.
Additionally, there will be a number of items that a victim will want to have on hand while meeting with the injury attorney, but here again, the victim should not be overly worried if they cannot remember all of the needful details as their attorney will be able to help them understand what documentation they will need to obtain.
The specific details that will need to be submitted to the injury attorney will vary depending on the type of injury and the causation of the injury, but as auto accidents are the most frequent contributor to any injury that requires an attorney, the basic needful details that a victim of a car crash will need to obtain follows.
First, the standard name, driver’s license number and auto insurance policy number of both the victim and the others involved if possible. These details will give the attorney a place to start working with insurance companies.
Other needful details the attorney will wish to know before moving forward include the date, time, location, and weather conditions of the accident. Attorneys will also need to see any citations that were issued from responding police departments, including any DUI charges, and the filed police report of the accident.
These details surrounding a car accident will be crucial for the attorney to perform their work effectively on behave of their client. Likewise, the victim will wish to acquire details about the specific injuries they have sustained in order to help their attorney settle a positive recompense with the insurance company.
The process of obtaining the necessary medical information for the attorney begins immediately following the accident while the victim is still in the hospital. The victim will want to inform the doctor that they were involved in a car crash and request images, such as x rays and MRIs, of the injured areas of their bodies.
Beyond the images of their injuries, the victim will want to request and procure the physicians report of the injuries, any medical bills or other medical expenses, a report of the number of days the victim missed from work due to the injuries they sustained, and transcripts of communications between the victim and their insurance company.
By going to a personal attorney, with all of documentation and other pertinent details of evidence, a victim seeking restitution for their injuries can be more assured of success.
- Personal Injury: AFSB