3 Things To Take With You When You See Your Personal Injury Attorney

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3 Things To Take With You When You See Your Personal Injury Attorney

8 February 2021
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you have been injured at work, you may need to seek a personal injury attorney's help. If you are going to see a personal injury attorney, there are some things that you should take with you so that you can make your attorney's job easier and hopefully end up with a successful outcome to your case. 

Police Report

One thing that you want to take is any police report about your accident or injury. Depending on what happened and where it happened, you may have called the police to report the incident. Getting a copy of the police report should be pretty easy. You need to go to the police station and fill out a request for it. A responding officer should have made sure that you had their name to get the report easier. You may even be able to go online and get the information that way, which can be much easier for everyone. 

Your Account

You should also write down your account of the accident and a timeline as to what happened. The sooner you can do this, the better. You want to get it down before you start to forget things or your brain starts to fill in any gaps. That is a fairly typical thing for a brain to do, but if you get your account and timeline written down quickly, you reinforce exactly what happened in your brain, which will help you in the long run. 

Medical Personnel

You also want to make sure that you have the names of all medical personnel who saw you after your accident. That includes any EMTs' names, the doctors you may have seen in the ER, and any doctors you are still seeing. If you don't remember their names, getting your medical records will give you that information because that will be saved on the records. You should be able to get your medical records from each medical provider. If the hospital is affiliated with the doctor you are seeing, then you might be able to get the complete medical records from just one place. You want to take your medical records with you, so having them is a good idea anyway. 

If you need to have an attorney after you have gotten injured at work, you want to make sure that you have given them all the information they are going to need to handle your case properly. 

Contact a law firm like Carter & Fulton, P.S. to learn more about personal injury law.

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teenage mistakes that could ruin adult careers

My son has had the goal of becoming an attorney since he was about 14 years old. Unfortunately, he made a very poor decision with a group of friends when he was 16 that put his future plans in jeopardy. When my son told me what had happened and we received the citation, I knew that we had to hire an attorney to help him through this. I could not see how a small incident such as this should hurt his chances for success when he is an adult. Thankfully, things worked out for us, but it was a long journey which you can follow on our blog.