When first meeting with your Chicago personal injury attorney, it is essential to come prepared. Arriving to the meeting with all necessary documents enables your lawyer to assess your case. It also saves you the added hassle and expense of having to return for an additional meeting with your injury law firm.
Personal injury cases involve a great deal of documentation. Every aspect of your accident and injury anywhere in the state—must be documented and shared with your attorney. If you are unable to locate a requested document, your attorney can often help retrieve it. Consulting with your personal injury lawyer ahead of time helps ensure you bring what is needed.
Documenting the details of your injury should ideally begin as soon as possible after the accident. It is important to make notes about how the accident happened and who was involved while the memories are still fresh in your mind. It is also crucial to seek timely medical attention and obtain documents that outline the full extent of your accident and injuries. In addition, keep a record of all expenses related to the accident, including medical bills and lost wages. Continue to keep records and document the progression of your injury, as injuries can change and worsen over time.
For a complete list of the documents required for your initial meeting, it is best to contact one of our Chicago injury attorneys directly. Key documents often include:
We have built a reputation as one of Chicago’s top personal injury firms. With a solid grasp of Illinois injury law and a history of success, we fight to protect your rights and see that justice is served. To talk to one of our Chicago injury lawyers, call Healy Scanlon Law Firm toll free at 312-226-4236 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.