After suffering injuries from an accident where you have reason to believe
another individual or entity is liable, you may have grounds to take legal
action in the form of a lawsuit. Your first step, and perhaps the most
crucial in the legal process, is scheduling a consultation with a personal
injury attorney. It’s important that you prepare properly beforehand.
In this blog, our New Orleans personal injury attorney explains how to
best prepare for an upcoming consultation.
Come with Questions Ready
Though the personal injury attorneys at Chehardy Sherman Williams do their
best to make sure clients feel comfortable and welcome, these initial
meetings can sometimes feel overwhelming, but don’t let this stop
you from getting the answers you need to feel educated about your case
and legal options. Before your consultation, write down a list of questions
you feel are important.
Gather Necessary Records and Documentation
Any records, bills, notes, and other forms of documentation you’ve
received from doctors and hospitals are incredibly valuable to a personal
injury case. These records give an in-depth overview of the extent of
your injuries and the procedures you’ve undergone. Furthermore,
medical records are often a good indication of how long your case will take.
Go Over What Happened
Time and time again, you’ll be asked to recount how and where the
accident happened. When explaining the incident, remember to keep it consistent
with how you’ve told it in the past – there’s no need
to embellish or downplay the situation or your injuries. If later on in
the legal process attorneys find inaccuracies or discrepancies in your
story, it may be used against you. You simply must show that the injuries
you’ve sustained were directly caused by the defendant and that
they have taken a toll on your quality of life.
To speak to a dedicated New Orleans personal injury attorney, call Chehardy
Sherman Williams at (504) 217-2006 to
schedule a case evaluation.