What Should I Bring to My Initial Consultation at a Personal Injury Firm?

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If you were injured as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to schedule your initial consultation with a skilled Prince George’s County personal injury attorney. Continue reading to learn about how you can prepare for your first appointment.

What documentation should I bring to my initial consultation?

The objective of an initial consultation is to have the first meeting between you and your attorney to become more acquainted with your case. The best way to make your attorney familiar with your case is by taking a number of different documents. These documents may include the following:

  • Proof of injury, including photos and videos from the accident and contact information of any witnesses
  • Health insurance and any other relevant insurance information
  • A written version of the events of the accident and the events that followed
  • Medical documents describing the origin and extent of your injuries and receipts showing the cost of any medical expenses you incurred
  • Statements concerning the amount of time you missed from work as a result of your injury, resulting in lost wages and opportunities
  • If the police or medics were contacted, a copy of the report
  • A list of questions you would like to ask your attorney

What will my attorney likely ask me at my first visit?

You can expect that your lawyer will have questions for you, just as you will for him or her. Some of the questions you should be prepared to answer may include the following:

  • How have your injuries impacted your everyday life?
  • Have you given a statement to your insurance company?
  • Have you ever filed a personal injury claim before?
  • What is your official prognosis?
  • Have you had any correspondence with the other party or their insurance company? If so, bring a copy of this correspondence.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

If you were hurt as a result of another’s negligence and you would like to pursue legal action, it is important that you take note of Maryland’s statute of limitations. In Maryland, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. If you do not file promptly, you may no longer be eligible to receive the compensation you need to heal. That is why it is so important to start this process as soon as you can. By organizing an initial consultation with a skilled personal injury attorney, you are making your first step in the right direction.

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At McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P., our legal team has a strong focus on litigation that seeks just and fair compensation for victims of another party’s negligence. If you need a Prince George’s County personal injury lawyer that handles cases in Maryland, Washington D.C., or Virginia, our firm has the resources and knowledge needed to take a case as far as necessary, including to the U.S. Supreme Court. If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact us today.


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