INFORMATION YOU NEED TO GIVE YOUR HOUSTON ACCIDENT LAWYER
Aug. 1, 2016
After incurring injuries in a car accident, you may be feeling extremely stressed, tired, overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do next to make a full recovery. Although hiring a Houston accident lawyer should be your next step, there are several pieces of information they need from you in order to develop a strong defense on your behalf.
BASIC ACCIDENT INFO
When you meet with your Houston auto accident lawyer for the first time, you will need to give them basic information about yourself. This includes your name, address, phone number, the best way to reach you, and anything else your attorney requests. Once you have done this, it is likely that your accident lawyer will need as much detailed information about the accident as possible. For example, you should tell your attorney where the accident occurred, what you were doing before you were hit, the make and model of your car, and what you believed the other driver did to cause the collision. After you've done this, your attorney may go and gather further information from police reports and the scene of the accident.
Even if your injuries were relatively minor, it is essential that you give your Houston accident attorney a copy of your medical records. You shouldn't only give them the initial records from after you received care following the crash, however. As your injuries heal, or as more start to show up, you should give your attorney these records as they are updated. This will help your attorney gauge how much compensation you deserve in the settlement.
In addition to your basic medical records, you should also give your attorney the name of your insurance provider, if you have one, any medical bills you have collected up to this point, and the name of the medical providers who have cared for you.
WITNESS CONTACT INFORMATION
In many car accidents, it can be difficult to tell who was at fault. This is why witnesses play such an important role in the auto accident litigation process. If you collected the contact information from any witnesses at the scene of the accident, be sure to give these details to your attorney. With this information, they will likely contact your witnesses directly and receive testimonies from them regarding what they saw happen.
Once you have given your attorney all of this information, you should expect regular updates from them throughout the development of your case. If you haven't already met with an attorney, contact one today and make sure to bring as much information revolving around the accident as possible with you to your first meeting.