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What Should I Bring to a Meeting with My Injury Lawyer?

You have been injured in an accident and have decided to hire an attorney. Statistically speaking, that is a wise decision. Studies show again and again, individuals who hire an attorney for their accident case receive higher settlements than those who do not. When meeting with a Connecticut personal injury lawyer for the first time, it is best to arrive prepared. Some of the items you will want to bring with you include:

Accident /Incident Report: This is the preliminary report received at the scene of the accident. This report will have the case number, which the lawyer's office will need when requesting the police report, and the names and insurance information of the parties involved. A description of how the accident happened, and any sanctions issued, will be detailed in the actual police report.

Medical Records and Bills: Medical records and bills are important pieces of evidence for your case. Any medical information, including the name and address of the facility or doctors office you were treated at, and any follow up notes regarding your injuries are important information to pass along to the attorney.

Photographs: Pictures of the scene, property damage, and any injuries you suffered will help your attorney build your case. Bring any photos, even those still on a cell phone to your meeting.

Insurance Information: The accident report will have the company names and insurance policy numbers of the parties involved in the accident. In addition, bring any correspondence you have had with any insurance company as it relates to the accident. This includes forms you were asked to sign, or a copy of any statement you made.

Estimates/Bills: Any estimate or repair bill you have received for your property damage, even if you have been reimbursed, is important information to bring to your attorney.

Pay Stub: Injuries sustained in an accident can prevent a person from going back to work. If this is the case it is important for your attorney to have a pay stub indicating what income you are losing.

The bottom line is, any information you have regarding your accident is important to your attorney! You can never be over prepared for this first meeting, so bring everything and let the attorney guide you.

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