Being injured in an accident due to no fault of your own may mean that you are seeking to recover compensation. One of the first steps you will take is to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney by scheduling an initial consultation with their firm. Continue reading to learn how to prepare for this consultation. Reach out to our firm if you have any further questions regarding your upcoming personal injury claim.
What should I bring to an initial consultation with a personal injury firm?
You will need to prepare various forms of evidence that document the accident you were in when attending your initial consultation with your personal injury attorney. These documents and forms of evidence will assist your attorney to build your case and to determine if you have a valid claim. The most important types of documentation and evidence you should prepare for this consultation are as follows:
- Medical documentation detailing the severity of your injuries
- Medical bills that are associated with your treatment
- Insurance information
- Documentation regarding any correspondence that you may have had with the negligent party and their insurance company
- Contact information of any witnesses including their name, phone number, and email address
- After an auto accident, you should collect pictures of any damage to your vehicle, photos of the property that was involved in the accident, and photos of the other motorist’s vehicle.
- If you were injured in a slip and fall due to a property owner’s negligence, bring pictures of the unsafe property conditions that caused your accident.
How long do I have to schedule an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is generally four years. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party who is responsible for causing your accident. The sooner you bring attention to our claim the better. Failure to file within this period of time may result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. To begin this process, give our experienced personal injury attorney a call today. We will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Schedule your initial construction with our firm today to begin this process.
Contact Our Experienced Florida Firm
If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need an attorney who truly cares about your right to heal. Merricks Law Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, and more. Contact Merricks Law Group today.