What to Bring When Meeting With an Injury Attorney

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Jun 16, 2011 in Personal Injury News

Sometimes clients will ask me, "I'm coming in to meet with you, what should I bring with me?" I tell clients to bring everything with them that they think might be related to the case. If you've been in a car accident bring copies of any photographs you've taken with a camera or your cell phone (those can usually be uploaded or emailed). Bring anything you got from the police (if the police were called to the scene), or if you went and filled out a report, bring that report. If you got the little ticket stub that you get from the police officer (with the event number) bring that because if we can get that event number we can get the police report. If you've already taken your vehicle in for repair, bring copies of any appraisals or damage estimates with you. Also, if you wrote down any notes either at the scene or when you got home, bring those. Those can sometimes be very helpful. Simply stated, bring everything with you that you think might be related to the case. It's better to have more information than not enough. Lastly, I tell all my clients, "Write down any question that you might have for our meeting, and we'll go through them one at a time." That way you're not going to leave my office and then think, "Oh shoot, I forgot to ask two or three things." You'll know that every one of your questions has been answered.