Many of the personal injury victims we serve at the Law Office of Matthew S. Norris in San Antonio are first-time clients and are completely new to the experience of working with a personal injury attorney.
To prepare for your first legal consultation with San Antonio accident attorney Matthew S. Norris, you may want to know what kind of questions you will be asked and why providing complete answers is imperative if you intend to prevail with a personal injury claim and receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
When, Where, and How Did Your Accident Take Place?
When you file a personal injury claim, you are asking your lawyer to prove that another person’s negligence is the reason why you were injured. Your lawyer needs to know what happened before, during, and after the accident. He or she will need to know what type of evidence is available and what next steps will need to be taken.
Your personal injury attorney in San Antonio will ask you questions about when and where you were injured, what parties were involved, how soon you were seen by a doctor, and the doctor’s diagnosis of your injury. If you have pictures or video of the accident or accident scene, your attorney will need to see that evidence.
What Kinds of Injuries Did You Suffer as a Result of Your Accident?
The nature and severity of your personal injury or injuries will be the most important factor in determining the amount of compensation that may be available to you. If you were catastrophically injured or permanently disabled, you will probably need the maximum compensation amount that is available.
If your doctor has not yet determined the full extent of your injuries, or if the doctor has asked you to return for more tests and examinations, your accident lawyer may suggest waiting to take legal action – at least for a few weeks – until the full extent of your injuries can be accurately determined.
In some cases, your accident attorney may ask medical experts to testify regarding the extent of your injuries, the potential long-term complications, and the projected cost of your long-term medical care. Your attorney will know when to ask expert witnesses to testify in support of your injury claim.
What Expenses Have You Incurred Due to Your Injury?
Save every document, bill, and receipt that has been generated by your injury or that is pertinent to it. If your medical bills are piling up, your vehicle was damaged, and you lost wages because you couldn’t work, your attorney needs to know. If you have copies of your bills and receipts, bring them to your first legal consultation.
One final word about your first legal consultation: Don’t worry about the cost, because there won’t be any cost. San Antonio accident attorney Matthew S. Norris is paid on a contingent fee basis, so the attorney’s fee is paid at the end of the process, after you are compensated, and the payment is “contingent” upon whether or not our legal team prevails with a settlement or a jury verdict on your behalf.
If you have been injured because another person was negligent, contact the Law Office of Matthew S. Norris today at 210-549-7633 to schedule your important first legal consultation.