What Documents Should I Take to My Lawyer if I Decide to File a Personal Injury Claim?

You have been injured on the job, or in your friend’s apartment, and you suspect that your injury has been caused by someone else’s negligence. However, you are hesitant to pursue your case legally because the guilty party may be your boss, a fellow worker or a friend. What should you do? If you believe you have a case, the first thing you will want to do is contact Louisville personal injury lawyers to discuss your situation.

Given the changing nature of most accident scenes, you should immediately collect evidence and documents to show your lawyer at your first face-to-face meeting. Your packet should include:

  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Eyewitness accounts of the accident, if available
  • Documents such as medical records, photographs of your injury and medical bills
  • A written letter from your physician detailing your injury
  • Proof of lost wages
  • Proof of emotional distress, if applicable

With these documents, your lawyer can proceed in a way that shows the negligent party’s insurance company you mean business. And, whether your Louisville injury attorney settles your personal injury case in or out of court, details will be negotiated between your lawyer and the other party’s insurance company. Therefore, any compensation you receive will come from an insurance company and not from the pocket of your boss, co-worker or friend.

The experienced personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates can evaluate and pursue your personal injury case.


If you are in Kentucky, then I’d recommend that you call my office at 502-587-1950 or 502-509-1490 to schedule a consultation if you have an agreement, parenting schedule or court order to discuss your options.

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