Information is knowledge, and when dealing with legal matters, it is imperative your attorney has all the facts. It is near impossible to reach an accurate result in a case without all the information about the case. Preserving the evidence by doing things such as taking pictures of your personal injuries and property damage will help tell the story of how an accident occurred, but your verbal account and testimony of events is equally as important.
When meeting with a personal injury attorney, take special care to make sure the following pieces of information about your case are provided:
- The date and time of the accident.
- The location of the incident and whether the police arrived on the scene and made a report. If a police report was made, be sure to give your attorney a copy.
- The direction each vehicle involved in the accident was traveling.
- The names and contact information for all persons involved in the accident, or the name and contact information for their attorneys.
- The name of the insurance company for each vehicle, and the agent’s contact information. If possible you should also obtain policy numbers for every person involved in the incident.
- Photos of any damage to your car or other property.
- Copies of all physician notes and diagnoses.
- Copies of any statements you’ve given to any person regarding the accident.
- Your version of how the accident occurred.
The State’s DMV is a great source for what information you should gather before sitting down with an attorney. From there, a competent personal injury attorney will ask questions that produce answers about relevant facts and then develop a strategy based on the unique facts of your case.
If you have questions about personal injury cases, call our office for answers. We have experience helping people gather the evidence needed to present their case in the most favorable light. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney and schedule an appointment today.