Preparing for Your First Meeting with a Car Accident Lawyer

After being in a car accident, it can be challenging to manage medical care, insurance claims, auto repairs, and your regular responsibilities. One step you can take to manage these stressors is scheduling a meeting with a car accident lawyer. Your attorney can speak directly with your insurance company and work to obtain your rightful compensation for any losses related to the crash. 

Make the most of your first meeting with your auto accident attorney by arriving prepared. We recommend completing the following steps to maximize your time:

Prepare a Personal Account of the Crash

First off, pull out a notebook and write down your account of the crash. Any detail you remember could be incredibly valuable in your case, so don’t leave anything out. The timeline of the crash, any potential witnesses, and even the weather at the time of the accident are important details. 

While you should state the facts first in your account, if you have an opinion about the cause of the crack (i.e. the other driver seemed distracted), mention it to your attorney at the meeting.

Round Up all Related Documents

Your Florida auto accident attorney will need all relevant documents to evaluate your case. These may include:

  • Florida Driver Exchange or Crash Report 
  • Photos and videos taken of the vehicles, injuries, or crash scene
  • Any correspondence with your insurance company, if any.

Jot Down Your Questions and Concerns

You likely have several questions about the process of filing a case after a car accident. Write down your questions before heading to the meeting to ensure you don’t forget any. Your attorney’s guidance can provide peace and clarity in the time after an accident, so don’t miss out!

Ready for your first meeting? Contact the experienced attorneys at Weldon & Rothman, PL to get started.