What Should I Bring to My Initial Consultation at a Personal Injury Firm?

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To learn more about what documents you should take to your initial consultation, continue reading and reach out to one of our experienced Monmouth County personal injury attorneys to set up your meeting.

What documentation should I bring to my initial consultation?

The purpose of an initial consultation is to have the first meeting between you and your attorney to become more familiar about your case. In order to best catch your attorney up to speed, there are a number of different documents you should take to your appointment. These documents may include the following:

  • A written version of the events of the accident and the events that followed
  • Proof of injury, including photos and videos from the accident and contact information of any witnesses
  • Health insurance and any other relevant insurance information
  • Medical documents describing the origin and extent of your injuries and receipts showing the cost of any medical expenses you incurred
  • Statements concerning the amount of time you missed from work as a result of your injury, resulting in lost wages and opportunities
  • If the police or medics were contacted, a copy of the report
  • A list of questions you would like to ask your attorney

What will my attorney likely ask me at my first visit?

It is highly likely that your attorney will have questions for you, just as you will for him or her. Some of the questions you should be equipped to answer may include the following:

  • Have you ever filed a personal injury claim before?
  • How have your injuries impacted your everyday life?
  • Have you given a statement to your insurance company?
  • What is your official prognosis?
  • Have you had any correspondence with the other party or their insurance company? If so, bring a copy of this correspondence.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

If were injured as a result of another’s negligence and you would like to pursue legal action, you should keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey. In New Jersey, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. In the event that you do not file promptly, you may no longer be qualified to obtain compensation for your injury. As a result, you will want to start this process as soon as possible. By scheduling an initial consultation with a skilled personal injury attorney, you are headed in the right direction.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.