Written by attorney John D. Risvold

Meeting With Your Attorney

You were the victim of someone else’s negligence, you’re hurt and probably upset, you called friends or family who referred to a trial lawyer. The lawyer tells you they would like to meet and discuss your case. Now what do you do? Meeting with an attorney can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here’s a

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To help your lawyer prepare, you must be prepared yourself. Here is a list of some of the items to bring with you when you meet with your attorney. ALL your files regarding the accident ALL your correspondence with or regarding insurance, doctors or the police. ALL insurance policies relevant to the matter E-mails & social media communications between you and any witnesses You last 3 years of tax returns ALL of your medical records and bills Once you have met with your lawyer and the case has begun, it’s important to remember three key things. 1. Don’t speak to any representatives from the insurance company or the person or corporation who caused your accident 2. Continue to seek medical care, if you need it. 3. Remember the legal process can take time, your lawyer will keep you updated as the case progresses.

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