If you have been injured in a car accident, you are probably under a lot of stress and may be confused about how to proceed. It is important to come prepared to your first meeting so an attorney can evaluate the evidence and advise you of your best legal options. Temecula personal injury lawyers can help put you at ease during this difficult time if you are able to provide some basic information and documentation.
- The accident report. Contact the police department who responded to the accident scene to obtain the official report. The report may contain important notes about the cause of the accident and whether anyone involved was cited for traffic violations. Traffic violations such as unsafe speeds, violation of stop signals and unsafe turns are some of the leading causes of accidents, and these behaviors can indicate negligence on the part of the driver involved.
- Medical bills and records. Bring any bills or documentation you have received from doctors who have treated or evaluated any injuries resulting from the accident.
- Estimates or repair bills for your vehicle. If you have photographs of your car, the accident scene or other damaged property, you should bring these as well.
- Insurance documents. Bring anything you have received from your insurance company or the insurance companies of other motorists involved. Insurance companies often try to settle for less than a claim is actually worth. Hemet personal injury attorneys can advise you if you may be entitled to more compensation than what the insurance company offers.
Setting up an appointment with an attorney is your first step in recovering proper compensation for your injuries. Angeloff, Angeloff and Levine offers free initial consultations to car accident victims.