What to Bring to an Initial Consultation
When someone comes to our office for an initial consultation, we want to do everything we can to help determine what his or her best course of action is. To do this, we need information. The items on the following list will help us determine whether or not there is a case, how strong it is, and what sort of costs will be involved in pursuing it. If you are meeting with us for an initial consultation, we like to see the following:
- Any reports filed about the incident, from your employer, law enforcement, workers’ compensation, or any other applicable source.
- Any related medical records, medical bills, physician reports, test results, prognoses, etc.
- Estimated future medical costs.
- Medical leave and lost wages records from your employer.
- Copies of any correspondence or forms received related to the case.
- If there was property damage, photographic and video evidence of the damage.
- Policy information and any claims information for workers’ compensation or insurance.
- A timeline of important dates including doctor’s visits and treatments.
- A written narrative about the accident, including all the details you can remember.
Remember, in most cases the initial consultation is free. Contact our office to schedule an appointment if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident.