In the aftermath of a car accident, tensions are naturally high. The damages and injuries sustained in the accident may burden your everyday activities. This can be especially frustrating if you were not at fault in the accident.
Although the aftermath of an accident can be troublesome, it is important to devote attention to your case. Doing so will put you in the best position to receive the compensation you deserve. To get started, prepare to meet with your Daytona Beach car accident lawyer with the following tips in mind.
Compile the Details of Your Accident
The more information your attorney has, the better they can argue your case. For this reason, you will want to gather as much information about your accident as you can. It would be a good idea to write down as much as you can remember about the accident sooner rather than later, so you don’t forget important details.
Your attorney will want to know when and where the accident happened, and the nature of the accident. They will also want to know what the weather and road conditions were like at the time of the accident. You should also try to remember where you were coming from and going to at the time of the accident.
The Police Report
Official police reports are crucial when it comes to car accident cases. This is because the report will have accurate information that was recorded at the time of the accident. They are especially useful if you are having trouble remembering certain facts. They may also include the contact information of any witnesses of the accident who may be able to strengthen your case.
We routinely get copies of the police reports for our clients.
Bring Information About Damages and Injuries
In order to receive the compensation you deserve, you must be able to show what the accident cost you. This means you’ll need proof of any damages or injuries you sustained in the accident. Your attorney will need this information to best argue your case.
While official records are useful, you can prepare for your consultation without them. You and your attorney should discuss which medical center you went to after the accident, and which doctor you saw. It is helpful to take notes when you are with the doctor so you will remember your diagnosis and your doctor’s plans for treatment. Try to remember any tests or scans that were ordered.
Having a pre-existing injury or condition may affect your case. If applicable, it is important to disclose this information to your attorney.
Bring Along Any Questions You Have
No one expects you to understand everything that will come up in a car accident case. That is the job of your attorney. Given this, it is reasonable to have questions concerning what to do and expect. As you prepare to meet your car accident lawyer, make a list of any questions you may have.
Our Daytona Beach Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Zimmet & Zimmet, we know that car accidents are never easy. And we also know how important it is to stay focused on winning your case, so that you can put it all behind you. Preparing for your consultation is the first step, but one that will put you on the right path.