If you have recently been injured in a car accident in South Florida, especially Fort Lauderdale or Miami, and you have scheduled an appointment to meet with a car accident lawyer, you should try to bring some documents with you to the meeting. The following documents will greatly assists your attorney to review and evaluate your auto accident claim.
Accident Report – You should try to bring the accident report because it will give a better description of the accident and the parties involved. In order to get an accident report, the police must have been called and attended the scene of the incident. The accident report will likely help identify the driver at fault, their insurance information, and the type of vehicle involved. Typically the police will also diagram the accident and include the names of potential witnesses.
Auto Damage Estimate – If an adjuster has already reviewed the damage on your car and has provided you with a repair estimate , you should bring it with you.
Auto insurance – Try to bring a copy of your auto insurance and a copy of the declaration page so that the attorney can review your policy.
Health insurance – Try to bring a copy of your health insurance card to the attorney.
Medical Documents or charts – If you have visited the emergency room or any other provider they may have prepared a medical chart for you, showing your injuries and diagnosis. If you are still treating then you may not have any of these documents ready, in that case please bring the name, address, and contact number of all medical providers that you visited post accident. These medical files will be vital for your attorney to review your claim.
If you have recently been involved in a car accident in South Florida and would like to speak with a car accident attorney then please contact Shmucher Law, PL to schedule a free consultation in our Miami office. We can be reached by dialing 305.741.5553 or 954.309.5559.