If you have found yourself to be the victim in an accident and are injured, you are going to want to consider legal action. This is to help ensure that you are going to get the financial help that you need to cover all of your expenses. When you go to that first meeting with your personal injury lawyer, you will want to be prepared. To help make sure that you are, you will want to review the following three things that you want to make sure to take with you.

The Names, Addresses, And Phone Numbers Of Where You Seek Treatment

Now, this might be a good-sized list of hospital or doctor names, addresses, and phone numbers where you have had and are currently receiving medical care directly related to the injuries sustained in the accident. This would be everything from where you were first seen, such as the local hospital, to the place where you go for weekly chiropractic care. This information will help your lawyer gather all of the medical records they need to show just how terribly you have suffered through no fault of your own.

A Written Account Or Notes Regarding The Accident

What you want to do is write down all of the information that you can recall. This will include what you were doing right before the accident, what happened to cause the accident, how you were injured, and how and when you received medical assistance. If you are unsure of the cause of the accident, just make note of that. This is important to have because when you take these notes down at home, you have more time on your hands to try to remember everything. You do not want to try to recall everything on the spot while you are meeting with a lawyer for an hour. These notes will help make sure that you are not leaving out any critical details.

Witness Statements About How Your Life Has Been Impacted

While your lawyer will talk with you about how you feel as though your life has been altered as a result of the accident, he or she might also want to know how others see the situation. For example, your spouse or your close friend might notice struggles that you are having that you might not have realized. They might notice a change in your demeanor that they could explain to your lawyer. Have those close to you write a letter to your lawyer and then let him or her review them. If they would like to speak with any of them further, they can arrange for that to happen. 

Go ahead and call your lawyer's office ahead of time to see if there is anything else they might need in order to make your upcoming meeting as productive as possible.

To learn more, contact a personal injury lawyer.