Once you schedule your first appointment with a personal injury attorney, you will likely have several questions.
A question that a lot of first-timers have is, “What paperwork will I need to bring with me to my appointment?” The bare essentials are listed below. If you are not able to gather every single one of the paperwork listed below, there is no need to panic. You can simply sign an authorization form that will allow your attorney to obtain them on your behalf.
Each personal injury claim is different and each claim will necessitate various documents. The documents listed below are usually the basics that your attorney will need sooner rather than later.
A current state driver’s license is used to verify your identity since it will have been issued under your legal name. It will also be used to verify the spelling of your name, your place of residence, and your birthday. It is essential that your attorney has all of this information.
Health Insurance Card
We deal with people who are injured which means that we spend a lot of time dealing with insurance adjusters. It is important that the insurance information you give to your car accident attorney is up-to-date so they can get a comprehensive idea of your available coverage.
Pictures of the accident are critical tools that will help your attorney negotiate your settlement package or get ready for trial. Photographs of your accident also help your attorney to get a clear picture of exactly what happened.
Police Report or Accident Summary
After you are in a car accident, the police usually respond to the scene. After documenting the scene and asking some questions, one of the officers will give you a piece of paper titled Connecticut Uniform Police Accident Report. This is the official police documentation of the crash. Your attorney will use this report to identify the other person involved in the collision. The accident report will also include the other driver’s insurance information, which your attorney will use when sending a letter of representation.
If you have copies of your medical records and/or any medical bills, bring them with you. If you don’t have them readily available, that’s okay. Your personal injury attorney will probably ask you to sign a release giving them permission to obtain any of your medical records having to do with your injuries from the accident.
If your Connecticut personal injury attorney needs any additional documentation from you, they will let you know during your first appointment. Bringing as much of this documentation as you can with you will get your claim off to a good, strong start.
Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been injured due to another person’s carelessness, negligence, or maliciousness, contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
At Moynahan Law Firm, our attorneys are prepared to respond aggressively to your claim and to see to it that you get the full amount of financial compensation you are entitled to.
If you would like to discuss your personal injury case with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys in Connecticut, then please reach out to us at (203) 597-6364 today.