Preparing to talk to a lawyer about your car accident case

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a disorienting experience. In the wake of a car accident, you may be unsure of how to react. This disorientation is completely normal. However, it is often important that you react quickly in order to protect your interests. If the accident you have been involved in has caused anyone injury or has caused significant property damage, it may benefit you to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Even if you remain a bit dazed, an attorney can begin the process of protecting your interests quickly after your accident has occurred.

When preparing to speak with an attorney, it is generally best to gather certain information together. Attorneys need to have a particular understanding of the case at hand before they can begin reacting to the situation in an informed manner. If you take too long to gather this information or to speak with an attorney in the first place, the statute of limitations affecting your particular claim may run out.

If you have copies of the police report and of the other driver's insurance information, please bring this information to your first meeting with your attorney. Also prepare to either tell your attorney your version of the events as they occurred, or write your recollections down if you are concerned that you will forget important details in the moment. Also please bring any pictures you might have taken at the scene of the accident. Each of these things will likely help your attorney to assess your situation more fully.

Source: FindLaw Injured, "5 Things a Car Accident Lawyer Needs to Know About Your Case," Daniel Taylor, Nov. 11, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Email Us For A Response

Three Convenient Office Locations

Charleston Office
746 Myrtle Road
Charleston, WV 25314

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Charleston Law Office Map

Beckley Office
101 North Kanawha Street, Suite 101
Beckley, WV 25801

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Beckley Law Office Map

Morgantown Office
453 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Morgantown Law Office Map

Get Answers Today
Get The Answers You Need And The Advice You Deserve