If you have been injured in an accident or hurt at work, you may be entitled to compensation. If you want to learn more about your legal options, scheduling an initial consultation with an Everett personal injury lawyer from our firm can be a good idea. Here’s what you need to know before your meeting.

What Do I Need to Bring to My Initial Consultation?

It can help to have some documents, evidence, and other useful information with you when you visit our firm for your initial consultation. Things that you may want to bring along include:

  • Pictures of the accident scene
  • Medical bills
  • Correspondence from your doctor about your injuries, prognosis, and recovery
  • Paystubs that can help show how much you’ve lost in wages while recovering
  • Contact info for witnesses
  • Copies of any incident reports or similar documents

Any evidence that you have can help us get a better idea about your case and its potential value.

How Long Should I Wait Before Scheduling an Initial Consultation?

Your first priority after an accident should be getting medical care, but talking to a lawyer should come soon after that. You have a limited amount of time to recover compensation after an accident, and what kind of timeframe you’re working with can actually change depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident. So it’s a good idea to quickly set up an initial consultation with a lawyer. The sooner you begin the legal process, the sooner you may be able to recover the compensation that you deserve.

What Questions Should I Ask at My Initial Consultation?

You should also ask some questions when you go to your initial consultation. Ask about our fees or how often we can update you on your case. Ask about your eligibility for certain benefits, especially if you are a maritime worker who was injured. Those claims can get confusing quickly.

You need to make sure that any lawyer you hire is a good fit for you. So ask us about our experience and what we can do for you, and we’re quite sure that you’ll find out that we are the right firm to fight for you.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

You might be tempted to pursue compensation on your own, but we do not recommend it. An experienced personal injury and maritime lawyer from our firm can do a lot to help you with your case. We can help you:

  • Gather evidence
  • Link someone’s negligence or actions to your injuries
  • Negotiate for fair compensation
  • Safely communicate with other involved parties
  • Take advantage of all routes for pursuing benefits and compensation

Talk to an Attorney Today

It doesn’t matter how you got injured. If you were hurt and you are owed compensation, we are ready to help you fight for it. Contact Amy C Brown Law, PLLC to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to learning more about your case.