Initial Consultation? Here is What You Should Know

If you were injured due to the negligence of another party, and you wish to take legal action, read on to learn about beginning the process.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

There is a certain amount of time that you have when it comes to filing a personal injury claim. This deadline is called a statute of limitations. In the state of Maryland, you have two years after the date of your injury to file your claim. If you miss this deadline, you may no longer be eligible to receive compensation. Consequently, it is important to begin the legal process early on. If you are ready to receive the compensation you deserve for your injury, reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney for an initial consultation.

What is an Initial Consultation?

An initial consultation is a meeting with your attorney that will help him/her become more familiar with your case. Your attorney will ask you questions about your case and your injuries. In turn, you may ask your attorney questions about the legal process, what to expect, and more.

What Will I Be Asked?

Your attorney will ask you some questions to familiarize him/herself with your case. Try to be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What is your official prognosis according to your doctor?
  • To what extent have your injuries impacted your everyday life?
  • Have you ever filed a personal injury claim?
  • Have you had any contact with the other party, or the insurance company of the other party?
  • Have you given a statement to your own insurance company?

What Should I Bring?

There are some documents you should bring with you in order to give your attorney all the relevant and necessary information needed to understand the case. These documents may include:

  • Proof of your injury
    • This may be photos/ videos from the accident, the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident, etc.
  • A written account of events
    • You should write up a detailed report of your accident and what occurred afterward
  • Police report
    • If the police or medics were called to the scene of your accident, you should bring a copy of the report
  • Insurance information
    • You will want to bring your medical insurance information and any other applicable insurance information.
    • For example, if you were injured in a car accident, you should bring your automobile insurance information.
  • Medical documentation/ receipts of medical expenses
  • Statement regarding missed work and lost wages
  • List of questions you wish to ask your attorney

An injury can take a major toll and it is important to recover the compensation you deserve. When you are ready to begin the process, reach out to a skilled and knowledgeable attorney.

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If you or a family member have been injured in an accident, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.

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