Pedestrian accidents happen frequently in Lake Charles. These days — with so many motorists distracted by cellphones — pedestrians need to be more careful than ever.
Let’s imagine for a moment that your child was walking home from school on a Thursday afternoon. Tragically, even though she was following the rules of the road and being careful to cross at a crosswalk, your daughter was hit by a distracted driver.
Your daughter suffered catastrophic injuries and was fortunate to survive. Her emergency medical costs and continued medical treatment have been absolutely unaffordable. You’ve contacted a Louisiana personal injury lawyer for help, and now you’re preparing to meet the lawyer in person. What kind of documentation should you bring?
Documentation to bring when meeting with your personal injury lawyer
If you or your loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent motorist, you’ll have no trouble finding a lawyer to represent you in your claims. However, you may want to go to meet with several attorneys before deciding who will represent you.
During your meetings with prospective lawyers, here’s the information you should bring:
- Police reports that include information from eyewitnesses and details concerning how the pedestrian accident happened and who is at fault.
- Medical documentation showing the extent of injuries, the nature of the injuries, medical care received and receipts for the costs relating to that medical care and other medical services.
- Information pertaining to the insurance company and insurance maintained by the driver who hit the pedestrian.
- Photographs of your injuries, the accident site and any property damage.
- Any other information you feel will be relevant to your case.
The more information you can provide the better
Your lawyer will probably want to see as much information about your accident and injuries as possible. It doesn’t matter if this information is ultimately relevant to your case or not. It’s best to let the personal injury lawyer pinpoint the most vital information for his or her analysis. Also, do not concern yourself if certain information is missing, or you can’t find it, your lawyer may be able to request the information during the litigation of your case.