What to Bring When Meeting Providence, RI Injury Attorneys

You want to be as prepared as possible for your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer. Most initial consultations are a great opportunity to get an idea of how your attorney might handle your case. To give accurate feedback, your personal injury lawyers need all the information about your case you can offer.

At Decof, Decof & Barry, our personal injury lawyers in Providence, RI take initial consultations extremely seriously. This page contains some suggestions to how to handle a meeting with a personal injury lawyer from our firm. We provide free initial consultations on the following areas of practice:

Treat your initial consultation like a business interview. You are interviewing this person for the position of your personal injury attorney. Arrive on time, be courteous, and expect the same from the Providence, RI injury lawyers from our law firm.

Most lawyers will begin by guiding the conversation to help discover important details about your life. An attorney may even mail a list of questions for you to fill out and return before your initial consultation takes place.

It is important to keep careful records prior to meeting with a Decof & Decof Providence, RI personal injury attorney, and you should bring those documents to your initial consultation. Details about the other parties will let our lawyers decide if a conflict of interest might prevent us from representing your case.

Documents to bring to your initial consultation.

You will want to photocopy any documents and records available from your injury or accident and bring the following when you meet with a personal injury attorney:

  • Police or accident reports
  • Hospital, doctor, rehabilitation, or therapy records
  • Medical bills
  • Insurance records detailing coverage of medical expenses
  • Doctors’ reports on your diagnosis and future treatment
  • Documents estimating future medical costs
  • Information from your employer regarding the time you missed from work
  • List of important dates (when accident occurred, surgery, treatment began, etc.)
  • Correspondence with insurance agents
  • Claims you have filed with insurance companies or workers’ compensation

Our personal injury lawyers in Providence, RI serve clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. During our initial consultation, we want to be able to give you as much information as possible. The more details you provide to an injury lawyer, the more likely he or she will be able to provide accurate, helpful advice.

Let us help

Please contact one of our attorneys to schedule a free consultation. We work for clients on a contingency fee arrangement, which means you pay no legal fee or costs unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. We cover all areas of RI, including Providence plus the Boston, MA area and southern CT.