Suffering a personal injury is always regrettable, but it can feel even more unfair when someone else’s actions are to blame. Dealing with the aftermath is never easy, but there is a legal avenue to seek compensation. Choosing not to pursue this option simply doesn’t make sense, as it would let the at-fault party off the hook.
In New York, personal injury laws exist to safeguard your rights and ensure that you receive appropriate recompense for any losses resulting from the injury.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s essential to consult with a personal injury lawyer to understand your legal options and protect your rights. Our firm was founded by Ramy Joudeh and Brett Kuller. They believe deeply that through the proper representation, their clients can maximize their settlements and recover from their injuries.
Here are some things you can do before your personal injury case consultation to ensure that you are prepared and make the most of your time with the attorney.
The 3 Big Tips When Consulting A Personal Injury Attorney
Gather information on your accident
Before the consultation, gather all relevant information about the accident, including police reports, medical records, insurance policies, and any correspondence with the other parties involved. This information will help our attorneys understand the circumstances of your case and evaluate your claim. Basic information like the date, time, and location of the accident can help the attorney understand where and when the accident occurred, and may be important for determining liability. If there were witnesses to the accident, try to get their contact information. They may be able to provide valuable testimony about what happened. Of course, your attorney might also try to find witnesses during the process as well. Police information, medical records, and photos and videos of the accident can also help push your case a long way.
Write down the questions you want to ask
Jot down any questions or concerns you may have before the consultation, so you don’t forget to ask them. You may want to ask about the lawyer’s experience, their strategy for your case, and the potential outcomes and compensation you may receive.
Understanding your lawyer’s approach to your case and how they plan to handle it can not just clarify the process but also help you keep them accountable. You may want to ask about their strategy for negotiating with the other party, preparing for trial, or any other relevant details.
The most important question you may have is “What will be the outcome of my case?” You probably want to know about the potential outcomes and compensation you may receive. Maybe you believe your case is clear-cut and you deserve compensation quickly. Or, maybe your case is more complicated. Whatever the facts are, you want to ask your personal injury attorney what your chances are.
Be honest with your personal injury attorney
We always tell our clients to be honest with us. We need to know the truth to effectively represent you and build a strong case on your behalf. If you are not completely honest with your attorney, it can compromise the credibility of your case and ultimately harm your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.