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How to Prepare for an Initial Personal Injury Consultation

If you are meeting with your personal injury attorney for the first time, you may feel a bit nervous and intimidated. What do you say? What do you bring? What happens next? These are just a few of the most common questions we get from clients that are coming in for the first time to our office. An initial consultation is just a first meeting to get to know you, your case, and see if our office is a good fit for your personal injury lawsuit. The best way to get the most out of a 30-45 minute consultation is to come prepared.


Write Down a Summary of Your Accident

Before you step foot inside a personal injury attorney’s office in San Jose or San Francisco, you should write a bit about what happened. By putting your story on paper, you will be able to organize and articulate your thoughts more efficiency in your initial consultation. This provides you with more time to ask questions. Bonus, you can provide your attorney with a piece of paper that could be helpful if you decide to move forward in your case.


Collect Information Regarding Treatment

If you are injured, it can be helpful to do some preliminary research regarding your treatment plan, rehabilitation, pain management, and the impact this injury has had on your career. Before coming in, write down the names and phone numbers of all medical or mental health professionals you have seen. Talk to them about a treatment plan moving forward and what you can expect.


Think About Your Questions and Record Them

The legal process can be confusing. Having many questions surrounding any personal injury consultation is normal. However, it is so easy to forget those questions once you arrive at the office. Record your questions as they come up in an easy-to-access location, like your phone. That way, you can make sure when you leave the law office, you have all the answers you need to move forward.


Are you ready to schedule an initial consultation for your personal injury case? Contact the Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman today at (415) 545-8608. We are happy to help you get the compensation you may be entitled to.

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