If you have been involved in an accident, there are several documents you will want to take with you when you begin interviewing attorneys to find the right attorney for your personal injury case. The following is a short list of documents that you should bring to your attorney consultation, so that the attorney may properly evaluate your case.
- Police Report or FR-10 (the green sheet): Depending on how recently the accident occurred, you may or may not have the police report. However, if you were the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident, you should have been given a copy of the green sheet, called the FR-10. Take this document or a copy with you.
- Medical Records/Bills: If you went to the hospital or received any other medical treatment for the injuries you sustained in the accident, it is a good idea to bring any medical records and bills you have received since the accident.
- Receipts for Prescriptions and Expenses Incurred: Make sure your attorney has copies of all prescription medication receipts and any other expenses you may have incurred because of the accident, so that you may be properly reimbursed for expenses you incurred due to the accident.
- Pictures: If you took pictures of your injuries or the damages to the vehicles involved in the accident, you should give the pictures or copies of the pictures to your attorney.
- Your Personal Notes: It is always a good idea to keep a personal log or journal after being involved in an accident. You may forget important details weeks and months after the accident, so a journal can help you keep track of these details. These notes can be very helpful to your attorney when preparing your accident case.