When you meet with Berglund & Johnson, it is important to gather all written documentation that pertains to your case. This will make it easier to determine the strength and merit of your case. In addition, your paperwork will help answer many questions that will be presented by our lawyers. Most personal injury cases rely on testimony and written/documentary evidence. Therefore, it is very important to gather all evidence as early as possible to avoid its loss or destruction.
If your case involves an automobile accident, you should have received a copy of the police report or a card or other writing from the police officers at the scene with the number of the report that will be completed. It is important to bring the police report or police report information to your first meeting because it contains valuable information that will be used in your case, such as:
- Names and addresses of all persons involved in the accident
- Identity of the parties' insurance company and policy number
- Date, time and location of the accident
- Description of how the accident occurred
- Investigating police officer's allocation of fault for the accident
You should also bring a copy of your own automobile insurance policy to your first meeting with our attorney so we can help determine what coverage may apply to your claim. The adverse party insurance information should also be brought to our offices if you have it. If you received medical attention, bring any medical records and bills to your first meeting in your possession. If you do not have this paperwork in time for your meeting, you should bring the names and addresses of the healthcare providers with the date(s) of treatment to enable our offices to obtain all medical records.
Compile a list of all witnesses' names, addresses and phone numbers. These witnesses should not only be those who saw the accident, but also those who can document and testify to wage losses, limitations on your daily activities and pain and suffering.
You should, also, bring any photographs of the scene of the incident, the vehicles involved and injuries suffered if you have them.
For other types of cases, obtain the names, addresses, phone numbers and all other contact information of all potential parties involved in the accident. Photographs (digital or print) of the scene of the incident and personal injuries, witness information, objects or instrumentalities involved in the incident should also be provided if you have them available before the meeting.
For more information on what to bring when you meet with Berglund & Johnson for other types of cases, please call our offices at 1-800-4-IF-HURT.