What’s the First Step in My Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases are often very intricate, involving a number of different parties and potential damage elements. When taking the first steps to establishing a personal injury case, be sure to do the following:
- Bring together everything you have that relates to the case: any documentation, witnesses of the event, any other parties involved in the incident, law enforcement officers that were present or documentation issued by those persons, insurance company documents, hospital and doctor records and bills. These can be used to help the attorney, his or her staff and the victim create a clear case from which to proceed.
- Interview and retain a personal injury lawyer, keeping in mind some of the key characteristics of a good personal injury attorney. The attorney will use your gathered documentation to determine the value of your case, working with you to decide the next course of action to move forward with.