I have recently shared that I was in a car accident that gave me so much fear for life and how the world has become.
I got tons of responses via e-mails from readers, sharing their concerns about me and what happened. Others also told me about their similar experiences and how it was also traumatizing and stressful for them, not just because of the fact that they have been severely injured and scarred, but also because they had to undergo so much hassle in getting a settlement from the party that caused the injury.
This made me realize that I should probably also share how I got through the whole legal process.
What I had gone through is classified as Personal Injury. I went and checked with this attorney that can represent my case and make sure that I get the settlement I deserve.
Here are a few helpful pieces of information that could come in handy for people trying to understand the area of personal injury law and how to handle transactions with personal injury lawyers.
What to bring when meeting up with a personal injury lawyer
If you are about to meet with your personal injury lawyer for the first time, it is best to bring the following documents and materials with you, to make meetings fruitful and so that the lawyer can immediately conclude on the strength of your case:
-photos of injury or other evidences of injury
-details of the place where the accident took place
-for defective product cases, bring the product with you or have it preserved or stored for further investigation
-bring your car insurance policy for cases of car accidents, or any insurance documents for anything involved in the accident, so that your lawyer can study what the insurance covers that can be applicable to your situation
What should happen on the first meeting with the personal injury lawyer?
On your first meet-up, you should be prepared with the abovementioned documents. As a result, the lawyer can then explain to you the details of your situation and your case. That is, to whether or not you have a strong case. Furthermore, you should discuss the fees and expenses that will have to be settled throughout the duration of the case. You also have to be briefed as to how and how long you are going to participate in the process of the lawsuit. Aside from questioning your lawyer about important points of concern, you should also be prepared to provide information and answer all questions that the lawyer would ask you and are things he or she deems necessary for your case.