I live in Lake Charles and ride my motorcycle every day to commute to work. I was recently hit by a car and was hospitalized and out of work for weeks due to my injuries. I think I need to hire a lawyer, but I need to know what kinds of questions a personal injury attorney will ask me in my first legal consultation.
I am so sorry to hear about your accident. Car accidents are such a pain to deal with, especially when you are injured and out of work as a result. Luckily, the personal injury attorneys at Morris Bart are here to help you navigate this process.
Before taking on a case, one of our attorneys will conduct an interview to discuss the facts of the case.
First, the personal injury attorney will ask for some background information.
The attorney will then ask these questions about your injuries:
- How did the accident happen?
- Did the police investigate the scene?
- Were there any witnesses?
- Was anyone else injured?
- Where was the point of impact?
- Did you do anything to avoid the accident?
Next, your attorney will want to get some insurance information from you on all vehicles involved in the accident. This is so the claims may be set up and insurance coverage can be confirmed as soon as possible.
Detailed questions about your injuries, along with types of treatment and any pre-existing conditions similar to your accident-related injuries will be discussed at this time.
Employment will also be covered since it is important to keep track of lost wages. Your personal injury attorney will ask:
- Where do you work?
- Who is your direct supervisor?
- Does your employer keep track of missed time?
It is imperative to get your attorney all of this information at the outset, so that he or she may begin working on your case right away.
At the Morris Bart in Lake Charles, we look out for our clients. You’ll be in great hands with any of the attorneys here.