What Should You Bring to Your Attorney When Discussing a Possible Personal Injury Case?
Interviewer: What kind of information do new clients need to bring you initially? In addition to any medical documentation, should they bring the police report or proof of insurance?
Your Attorney Can Obtain the Police Report and Will Review It with You to Determine Liability
Jack: I’ll obtain the police report, but it’s helpful when they can provide the police case number, and then we get the police report and review it. If it’s clear-cut that the accident was the other party’s fault, you proceed with a case.
The Right Attorney Will Advise You to Discontinue the Case If You Have Liability in the Accident
If it’s clear-cut that your own client is at fault, you might have to discuss discontinuing the case or if it looks like it is questionable, explain that there may be complications and delays due to the fact that whose fault it is can be disputed.
For Cases Where Liability Can Be Disputed, Attorney O’Donnell Can Hire an Investigator to Uncover Additional Facts about the Accident
Interviewer: What would be the steps that you would take to prove one way or the other that, yes, it was someone else’s fault or it was your client’s fault?