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Preparing for your Personal Injury Consultation

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.