After a serious injury, you might not know how to pursue compensation for your injuries. That's why many people turn to the help of a qualified legal professional to guide them through the process. During your first meeting with an attorney, you will need to discuss the specifics of your case, including when the accident happened and how much you've paid in medical expenses. Be sure to review the following information before your case evaluation so that your attorney can gain a better understanding of your case.
What to Discuss with your Personal Injury Lawyer
1. When were you injured?
According to the Texas statute of limitations, accident victims have two years to file suit for their damages, starting from the day they sustained the injury. If your injury occurred more than two years ago, you may not be able to continue with your lawsuit.
2. Where were you when the accident happened?
Basic questions, such as "who?" "what?" "why?" "when?" and "how?" will help your lawyer establish liability against the negligent party. Personal injuries at work imply different liability than car accidents, which imply different liability than a slip and fall, etc.
3. What are your financial damages?
Without a complete list of your financial damages, your lawyer won't know how much money you should pursue in your lawsuit. Financial damages include medical bills, missed wages, hospitalization, and any other expenses connected to the accident.
4. Who do you think is responsible for the accident?
Discussing potential at-fault parties can help your attorney narrow down the scope of your case. If, for example, you were injured in a traffic accident, you might assume that another motorist or the vehicle manufacturer is responsible for your incident.
5. Has anyone contacted you?
It is important to discuss any communication you experience with other people involved in the case. This includes texts, phone calls, emails, and conversations. These interactions may be helpful during legal negotiations if the other party admitted fault, etc.
Ready to speak with an attorney? Contact The Daspit Law Firm today for a free legal consultation regarding your accident.
At The Daspit Law Firm, our Beaumont personal injury lawyers have the skill and experience you need to secure a fair settlement for your accident. When it comes to finding the right legal advocate, experience is crucial. With a strong background in insurance defense, our lawyers understand both sides of the courtroom; we know how the other side thinks. Let us put this knowledge to work for your case. To learn more about your legal options with us, call The Daspit law Firm today. The sooner we hear from you, the faster one of our attorneys can start working on your case.