If you’re meeting with an attorney for the first time, you might not know what to expect. Below, you will find our advice for people who have never spoken with a personal injury attorney before. Follow these tips to get the most out of your first visit with your attorney.
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Write a List of Questions
It helps to come to your first meeting with a list of questions. When you are at your first meeting, you will find it easier to remember everything that you and your loved ones wanted to ask if you have written the questions down ahead of time.
Prepare Your Contact Information
When you visit an attorney for the first time, he or she will want to know who you are and how to best contact you. Be prepared to provide your: home address, work address, employer’s name, and address, home phone number, mobile phone number, and email address.
Bring Copies of Important Documents
If you have any documents that are relevant to your case, you should bring them with you to your first meeting. These documents will give your attorney a better understanding of your situation and allow him or her to provide you with more accurate legal advice. It is best to bring any documents you may have that are relevant to your case, and let your attorney determine whether they are important or not. Your attorney may feel something is more important than you realize.
If you’ve been in a car accident, you should bring copies of your police report, medical records, receipts, correspondence with the insurance companies, the other driver’s information, estimates and repair records, and financial information related to any wage loss (pay stubs or recent tax returns). You should also bring any photographs of your injuries or the damage to either vehicle. Finally, you should bring your own insurance information, including your health insurance card and the insurance declarations page for each vehicle in your household.
Your Secrets are Safe
Any time you meet with an attorney about a possible representation, the attorney-client privilege applies. Everything that you discuss with your attorney will be protected as confidential information unless you give your attorney permission or the law requires him or her to disclose it.
If you have questions about precisely what is protected by the attorney-client relationship, we would be happy to explain it to you during your free initial consultation.
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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision or other accident, you should meet with a personal injury attorney right away. The attorneys at David R. Price, Jr., P.A., are experienced in this area and will fight for you. Call us today at (864) 271-2636 to set up your initial consultation.
David Price is a Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Collections, and Criminal Defense Attorney who practices in Greenville, SC. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, and has been practicing law for 12 years. David Price believes in helping those who have been injured. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.