Meeting With an Attorney After a Car Accident
What should I bring to the meeting with my attorney?
When you are involved in an automobile accident, your first priority should be your physical recovery. Too often we see individuals who have been wrongfully injured unable to receive the compensation they are entitled too. Meeting with an experienced auto accident attorney can help ensure you get the help you deserve.
At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., our attorneys work on a contingency fee contract so our initial consultation is always free. When meeting with an accident attorney for the first time, it is important to come prepared. This will not only save you time during your meeting, but allow you to focus on the other aspects of your accident. The following are pieces of information that will be helpful during an initial case evaluation.
Bring any information the investigating officer or other driver may have provided. Information coming from the scene of the accident is particularly useful because it provides a comprehensive understanding of what exactly happened. These items should include:
- Photos of the vehicle
- Case ID or report number
- Police Department that investigated crash
- Other driver’s license and insurance information
- Other driver’s license plate number
Important information about the automobile involved in the accident will be useful when evaluating your case. This includes:
- A copy of your automobile insurance declarations page
- License plate number
- A copy of the vehicle title (if it is totaled)
- Vehicle repair estimates; if applicable
Personal Information to Bring
Personal information you may need to provide when hiring an attorney include:
- Driver’s license
- Social Security Number
- Health insurance card
- Medicare/Medicaid cards; if applicable
Other Information to Bring
Depending on the length of time since your accident, you may have additional information that will help ensure a complete case evaluation. This includes:
- Any discharge papers, bills, receipts, explanation of benefits related to your medical care received.
- Name, address and phone number of all medical providers you have seen
- Name, address and phone number of your employer
- Receipts for any medications
- Receipts for anything damaged due to the wreck
- Recent pay stubs if you have lost time from work
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., has been representing accident victims since 1979. Our attorneys understand the financial, physical and emotional strain these accidents place on victims and their families. Call us today at 1-800-298-0111 to set up your meeting.
Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.