What Should I Bring to an Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. This is because an injury can lead to things like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. But, in order to recover the compensation you need and deserve, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. One of the first steps of the process will be an initial consultation with your attorney. Read on to learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for an initial consultation.

What should I bring to an initial consultation?

When attending your initial consultation with your personal injury attorney, you will need to bring various forms of evidence. This evidence will be used by your attorney to determine whether you have a valid case. Additionally, this evidence will be used to prove that your accident was a direct result of another party’s negligence and that you deserve compensation for it.

The following are the most important types of documentation and evidence you will need to prepare for your initial consultation:

  • Police reports filed at the scene of the accident
  • Your health insurance information (and auto insurance info if the accident involves motor vehicles)
  • Photographs or videos of the accident
  • Medical documents detailing your injuries caused by the accident
  • Any witness statements and contact information that can help validate your claim
  • Any medical bills, lost wages, costs of in-home care, or any other unjust expense faced as a result of the accident

When should I schedule a consultation?

When it comes to meeting with an attorney, it is important to do so as soon as possible. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve- don’t let this happen. Reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to help. We will advocate for you every step of the way. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.


The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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