What You Need to Know About Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have recently been wrongfully injured in an accident, whether on the job, on the road, in a parking lot, or while walking to work, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation. However, the first step in receiving the compensation you need is reaching out to an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney and setting up your initial consultation. If you are a bit nervous, do not worry! This is normal. That is why below, we have outlined various aspects of your initial consultation so you can show up prepared and ready to get down to business. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What materials should I bring to my initial consultation with an attorney?

When you contact an attorney for assistance in your legal matter, you will often achieve the best results if you are both prepared, to the best of your abilities, for your meeting. On your end, the best thing you can do is gather as much evidence confirming both your story and the extent of your injuries as possible. Of course, your attorney will do the same, especially with potentially harder-to-obtain evidence, like security camera footage, however, cooperation on both ends is generally a recipe for success. You should provide your attorney with the following information, if you have it:

  • 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

What questions will my attorney ask me in my initial consultation?

Of course, many questions your attorney will ask are case-specific, as no two personal injury claims are identical. However, there are certain basic questions your attorney will ask to get a better idea of how the accident happened, how you feel now, and more so that he or she can present the most well-rounded, in-depth recounting of your story as possible to maximize the chances of winning your personal injury claim. Your attorney may ask you, for instance, if you have ever been involved in an accident, whether it was your fault, where you are currently employed, whether you have submitted a statement or spoke with your insurance company, or the opposing party’s insurance company, and more.

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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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