If you have sustained car accident injuries, dealt with property damage, or dealt with some of the other major downfalls that come with a car wreck, you should speak with an experienced Houston car accident lawyer. Our law firm is dedicated to helping you work through the claims process, to avoid predatory traps from insurance adjusters, so you are able to get the compensation you truly deserve.
What to Expect When Meeting With a Car Accident Attorney
After a car accident, once you’ve made the decision to hire an attorney, you’re probably wondering what the first visit will entail. There are two main reasons for this meeting. The first is for the attorney to assess your case. The second is for you to make sure you’re comfortable having this person represent you.
Even if an initial consultation has taken place online or over the telephone, the attorney will not have a full picture of the facts and circumstances surrounding your car accident case until the two of you can sit down and talk.
The first step will involve you explaining the facts of the accident, and the damages you’ve sustained. This conversation will probably be with the attorney, and/or one of the attorney’s representatives, such as a legal secretary or paralegal.
After you’ve provided your story, you’ll answer follow-up questions, such as:
- Have you spoken to any insurance company representatives about the accident? If so, which representatives, and what did you tell them?
- Have you spoken to anyone else about the accident? This can include friends, family members, first responders, and anyone else involved in the accident.
- What car insurance coverage and/or health insurance coverage do you have?
- Were there any witnesses to the car accident, and if so, do you have their contact information?
You’ll also need to provide any documents you have relating to the accident, such as medical bills, car repair estimates/invoices, photographs, police reports, e-mails, and letters from insurance companies (and copies of any insurance claims you’ve filed related to the accident).
Don’t hold back any relevant information about the accident, even if you’re worried that it’s embarrassing or will hurt your case. Even if you haven’t hired the attorney, your first meeting is protected by attorney-client privilege. Not to mention that if you withhold information that hurts your case, it will come back to haunt you.
For instance, your attorney may agree to represent you based on the information you’ve provided, but if that information is incomplete, sooner or later the truth will come out, possibly after you and your attorney have spent hundreds of hours preparing the case (and thousands of dollars on expert witnesses and court costs).
What Do I Need to Bring to My First Consultation?
Preparing for your consultation will help you to get the most out of your appointment. Listed below are some of the items you should bring with you to the consultation:
- Case ID or police report number
- Photos of the vehicle (if applicable)
- The police department that investigated the accident
- Social security number
- Driver’s license
- Your car and health insurance information
- The other driver’s license and insurance information
- The other driver’s license plate number
- A copy of the vehicle title (if it’s totaled)
- Vehicle repair costs or estimates
- Any paperwork related to your medical care
- Both you and the other driver’s contact information (i.e., addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.)
- Your employer’s contact information
- Any medication receipts
- Any document of paperwork proving the damages you sustained in the accident
Spanish Speaking Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston
Spanish-speaking drivers can have a more difficult time seeking justice in their car accident cases due to language barriers. This causes them to not take action against those who have left them with financial devastation and physical trauma. At the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers, our team refuses to let a language barrier affect your right to justice and compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident and is in need of Spanish-speaking legal advice, our team is here for you.
We make it simple for individuals injured in car accidents to navigate the legal system in order to get the results they need to continue on in their lives. Schedule your no-obligation car accident consultation with Attorney Caruthers today. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your needs are being met and that you are getting the treatment you deserve in your car accident case. Don’t hesitate, the sooner you call the more we can do to get you results.
Houston Car Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury, experienced loss of income, or are unable to work due to a car accident, you can benefit from the services of a Houston car accident expert in your personal injury case. Whether you missed work due to an injury or due to not having access to a vehicle, Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers can help you!
Our team works hard to bring the most efficient and practical solutions to your car accident case. Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball.