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31 Questions A Lawyer Should Ask About Your Car Accident

By Keith Stachowiak on September 24, 2015 // Leave a Comment

Prospective clients who have been injured in a car accident and are seeking a personal injury lawyer to handle their case may wonder what information an attorney will need or ask about in an initial meeting.

Here are 31 questions you can expect at an initial meeting or consultation

  1. General Information questions:
    • What was the date of the car accident?
    • What is your date of birth?
    • Are you married?
    • Do you have minor children?
  2. How were you involved in the car accident? (driver, passenger, bicyclist, pedestrian, motorcyclist, etc.)

  3. How did the car accident happen?

  4. What injuries did you sustain as a result of the accident?

  5. Can you describe the accident with respect to time, location, and weather conditions?

  6. Did the accident occur at an intersection?
    • Was the intersection controlled by traffic lights or stop signs?
  7. Were the police called after the accident?

  8. Do you have any photographs of the scene of the accident, the damage to the vehicles or your injuries following the accident?

  9. Did an ambulance arrive on the scene of the accident?

  10. Were you transported to the hospital by ambulance? Do you remember which ambulance company transported you? Where were you transported?

  11. Where were treated for your injuries? What doctors did you see?

  12. Have you seen a physical therapist, chiropractor, or any other medical professional for injuries caused by the accident?

  13. Are you still treating for the injuries you sustained as a result of the accident?

  14. Do you have car insurance?

  15. What insurance company provides your car insurance?

  16. Do you have a copy of your car insurance policy? If not, would you be able to get one?

  17. Do you know if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage?

  18. Do you have health insurance?

  19. Are you a Medicare or Medicaid recipient?

  20. Who has paid the medical bills that resulted from your accident?

  21. Were you driving for your job when the car accident took place?
    • Have you received worker’s compensation payments?
    • Are you still receiving worker’s compensation?
    • Have you received worker’s compensation payments?
  22. Did you miss work as a result of your injuries?
    • Where do you work?
    • How much work did you miss?
    • How much are you paid?
    • Have you returned to work in the same capacity as prior to the accident?
  23. Have you ever been involved in any other car accidents?

  24. Have you ever filed a claim or lawsuit for an injury?

  25. In the past, have you ever sought any medical advice (from a doctor, physical therapist, or even chiropractor) for the same part of your body that was injured in the accident?

  26. Who is your primary care physician?

  27. Did you exchange information with the other person involved in the accident?
    • Did the other person involved have insurance?
    • Do you know what insurance company they have insurance through?
    • Have you received anything in the mail from their insurance company?
  28. Have you provided any recorded statements about the accident to your insurer or the insurer of the other party involved in the accident?

  29. How has your lifestyle changed as a result of the accident?

  30. Was there personal property damage as a result of the accident? (to your car or bicycle for example)

  31. Do you have a cell phone? Were you using it at the time of the accident?

Before you hire a personal injury attorney in Milwaukee, consider the qualities you should look for in a personal injury lawyer and also, consider the benefits of a team approach to personal injury law.

At Murphy & Prachthauser we are car accident lawyers in Milwaukee who practice the law the way it should be practiced – motivated and equipped to do our best for you. We take pride in being good lawyers who help people. 

If you have a case you would like to speak to a personal injury lawyer about, please contact us to schedule a free consultation and get an experienced Milwaukee auto accident attorneys working on your behalf.

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