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What's it like when you meet with an attorney?

When you get injured, you may want to file a personal injury claim. When you decide to do this, you'll need to meet with a personal injury attorney, which is an attorney who is educated in the laws related to injuries in your state and within the United States.

Before you can make a plan to get compensated, you'll need to obtain a consultation with an attorney. The initial consultation may have an interview process, which is when you can present your case to the attorney for help knowing what your options may be.

There are a few things you can expect out of the meeting. First, you may have to have your medical forms released, so the attorney can get more information about your health and the background of your case. Second, you may need to have information about your insurance coverage to see if you have access to a claim through that party. Another thing you should consider bringing is information on who you've spoken to about your accident, so your attorney knows who to reach out to for more information and witness testimonies.

Sometimes, you won't be told your options right away. It's normal for attorneys to take some time to consider the injury case and its implications, so he or she can give you the best options for when you want to make a claim. It's possible to have the attorney refer you to another partner or coworker, but if your case is straightforward and you have the information needed at the interview, you may find yourself in a good position to start working toward a claim quickly.

Source: FindLaw, "Meeting with an Injury Attorney," accessed Nov. 04, 2015

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