7 Items to Bring to Your Personal Injury Case Consultation

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw on Oct 25, 2022 in Personal Injury

An injury may result in unexpected consequences, such as mounting medical bills and lost wages. You may require the knowledgeable legal guidance of a personal injury lawyer to assess your best legal options to recover the necessary compensatory damages you need to obtain a full recovery. Items that may help your experienced personal injury lawyer determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case may include medical records, receipts, or other types of evidence that may be used to demonstrate fault. 

Rizk Law lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on the behalf of personal injury victims affected by negligence. We are skilled in building a robust personal injury case, utilizing our best resources to conduct extensive investigations, gather evidence, and fight on your behalf in the face of insurance companies and other parties. Attorney Richard Rizk knows insurer methods of defense and stays one step ahead to bolster your chances of success. 

7 Items to Bring to Your Personal Injury Case Consultation

When you meet your personal injury lawyer for a complimentary case consultation, the following documents and information will help Rizk Law accurately assess your claim:

1. Medical Records and Receipts 

If you have been harmed in a personal injury accident and required medical attention for the severe injuries you sustained due to someone else’s negligence, you may have to bring the medical records provided to you by your treating physician that show what procedures were performed, the cost of treatment, and their contact information. 

You may also bring any receipts related to your injuries, such as medications, property repair, medical devices, and other accident-related expenses. 

2. Correspondence With the At Fault Party 

If you have had any correspondence with the at fault party following the accident, you may need to bring a copy of the conversations, such as social media messages, voicemails, text messages, letters, or any other form of communication. 

3. Police Report 

Before your consultation, you may need to acquire the police report that was recorded by the responding officer at the accident scene. A report may contain valuable evidence that demonstrates fault, such as a traffic ticket given to the at fault party for a driving violation. 

4. Insurance Information 

Your experienced personal injury lawyer may help you determine what may be covered by your insurance policy if you bring your insurance information to your consultation. 

5. Paystubs 

If your accident affected your ability to work or required you to miss work due to injury, you may need to bring pay stubs to your consultation in order for your personal injury lawyer to accurately determine the compensatory damages you may be owed and the complete value of your claim. 

6. Valuable Evidence 

Bringing valuable evidence to your personal injury case consultation may help your personal injury lawyer have a well-rounded picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your claim and what legal options you may have moving forward. This may include pictures and videos from the accident scene, witness statements, personal written accounts of the accident or any other relevant evidence. 

7. Question You May Have 

Your initial personal injury case consultation is your opportunity to ask pertinent questions about your case and interview your personal injury lawyer to ensure that they are the right fit for handling your case. Write down your questions to ensure that you do not forget to address what is most important to you. 

Questions to Ask During Your Personal Injury Case Consultation 

There are essential questions you must ask your personal injury lawyer before retaining them to fight on your behalf. During your initial personal injury consultation, you may want to ask the following: 

  • What do you charge for your legal services? 
  • How many years of personal injury law experience do they have? 
  • Have you handled similar cases? What was the result? 
  • What obstacles or challenges do you foresee with my case? 
  • Do you have client testimonials? 
  • Will I be responsible for case-related costs if my case is unsuccessful? 
  • What is my case worth? 
  • How long will a resolution take? 
  • What if my case goes to trial? 

Rizk Law lawyers understand the complexities of personal injury claims and offer experienced legal guidance every step of the way to bolster your chances of a successful outcome. We work on a contingency-fee-basis; we don’t get paid until you do. 

Speak With Attorney Richard Rizk for Experienced Legal Representation in Oregon

Bringing necessary items to your personal injury case consultation may help your personal injury lawyer assess the value of your case and how successful it may be. The award-winning Rizk Law lawyers are dedicated to providing trusted representation and maximizing the compensatory damages you may be owed by working with you to build a robust claim tailored to your unique circumstances. 

Attorney Richard Rizk works tirelessly to build a case for the maximum compensation you are owed for the suffering you have experienced. Schedule a free case review by calling (503) 245-5677 or filling out our contact form.