Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be the best way to get restitution for a wrong committed against you. This is especially the case if you were in a car accident and are suing either the insurance company, or the other party for damages. If you are new to filing lawsuits you might be wondering that you should expect from your first meeting with the attorney. Here are some things you need to know.
1. Bring In All Documents Relating To The Accident
It is so important that you have proof of the wrong committed against you. This can only be done through documentation. Although someone may have hurt you, if you can't prove it, you don't have a case. This is why you need to bring in all documentation you have on the case so that the attorney can decide how strong your case is. These documents are police reports from the accident, medical bills, doctors assessments on the damage done from the accident, pictures of the damage, and anything else that might prove that you were wronged. This will help the attorney determine if your case is legitimate.
2. Have Insurance Correspondence Printed Out
All the correspondence that you have with insurance companies should be kept. Any letters or emails should be readily accessible so that you can show if the insurance company was not helpful. In some cases people don't hire the party that caused the accident, but the insurance company that failed to pay out on claims. For example, if you were in an accident and the insurance failed to pay your medical bills, expenses from the car accident and anything else, you could file a suit against the insurance company. But in order to do this, you need to be able to prove that the insurance company denied claims that should have been honored.
3. Bring An Estimate In How Much You Experienced In Damages
Lastly, you need to bring in documentation to show how much your damages are worth. Although you might have a strong case against the other party or your insurance company, the attorney needs to determine how much the case is worth and what you will be asking for in damages. This comes from medical bills, appraisals on damaged property, lost wages, and so forth. Bring in all documentation with an estimate of how much you think you should sue for.
These are three things that you should have ready when meeting with a law firm, such as Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC.Share