Meeting With A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Car Accident

Getting in a car accident is never any fun. Sometimes you're lucky enough to walk away without any injuries. But sadly, injuries do often happen in car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is a good idea to meet with a personal injury attorney sooner rather than later. Here are a few tips to follow before and during that meeting.

Don't make any agreements with your insurance company before meeting with an attorney.

Your insurance company may make you an offer in compensation for your injuries. Even if this offer seems good at the time, it is best not to accept it before meeting with an attorney. You may end up needing more medical care than expected, and accepting an insurance offer too early will preclude you from getting that care covered. Your attorney can help you determine whether the offer really is good, whether you should accept it, and whether it's worth suing for more.

Bring any medical records or bills with you.

Your attorney can look over your medical records to get a better idea of how serious your injuries are and what sort of compensation you may be entitled to. If you don't have a copy of your medical records, you can call your doctor and request them. Make sure you contact each practitioner who treated you. If you saw a chiropractor, a dentist, or any other provider in conjunction with your injuries, bring those bills and records, too.

Be honest.

It can be tempting to exaggerate your injuries or downplay your own fault in the accident in hopes that this will earn you more compensation. But in order to represent you to their best ability, the attorney needs to know the truth. You'll be paying them to represent you, so they will be on your side, even if you're not entirely faultless in your accident.

Let them know how your life has been impacted.

You may be entitled to compensation for more than just your medical bills. If you have had to miss work due to your injuries, or if you have had to hire a childcare provider or other professionals, your lawyer can often request compensation for these costs. So, be prepared to talk about your injuries' overall impact on your life.

After a car accident when you're injured, meeting with a car accident lawyer is a good idea. Follow the tips above for the best results. 

Contact a local firm like Law Offices of Donald E. Green, P.C.