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Three things to do before meeting with an attorney

After being in an accident involving a semi-truck, it is likely that you just want to thank your lucky stars that you are able to walk away from the accident without losing your life. After all, semi-trucks are the largest and most dangerous vehicles on the road, and they can weigh as much as 40,000 tons. So being in a crash with one of these vehicles does not bode well for someone in a passenger car.

Nevertheless, these crashes happen. And if you are going to meet with a personal injury attorney to handle your case, there are several things you want to have to prepare for an initial meeting. This post will highlight a few of them. 

Personal details about you – Of course, you lawyer will want to know some basic things about you, including who you work for, whether you have missed time from work, whether you have auto or health insurance and whether you had previously been in an accident.

What happened to your car – Your attorney will want to know what happened to your vehicle (i.e. the damages sustained). If you have photos of your car, that is great. If you don’t know what happened to it (because you were severely injured) this is fine too.

Your recollection of the accident – Your lawyer will also ask about what you remember about the accident, including what you were doing right before the crash, and what you saw from the truck before the crash. If your memory is foggy because of injury, this is okay. Chances are that an accident reconstructionists will help in figuring out what happened. 

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