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If you need help preparing your personal injury claim in New York, please read on, then contact an experienced New York City personal injury attorney to learn what to bring to an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney.

What to bring to an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney

If you have scheduled an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in the state of New York, you should collect and bring the following items:

  • Medical records
  • Police report
  • Witness information
  • Accident scene photos and videos

We can’t stress enough how important it is that you properly document the above-mentioned items and other relevant evidence that will prove your case in court.

What should you do after your initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in New York?

Once you have documented all relevant evidence and consulted with a skilled personal injury attorney, you should write and issue a demand letter. This demand letter should contain a detailed account of the plaintiff’s injuries, why the defendant is responsible, a summary of your medical treatments, income loss estimates and a listing of any related damages. At no point should you lie or exaggerate, procrastinate, disregard medical recommendations, sign anything without your attorney’s approval or post about your case on social media. Any of these actions can have a devastating impact on your case.

Will you have to go to court for your personal injury case in New York?

That will depend on the factors in your unique case. If you sustained injuries in a New York car accident, you probably will not have to go to court. If your injuries qualify as serious per New York’s statutes, you may need to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties, which can lead to a trial. In that instance, your case will likely go to trial within a year of the accident, if you do not settle it beforehand. As it turns out, only about 5 percent of personal injury cases end up in court. Keep in mind, that the defendant’s personal injury attorney will probably think the defendant will win the case and push for a trial. Whether or not this holds true for your case, you will need a qualified legal professional to fight for you and your future. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.

Contact Our New York City Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

$3,000,000

Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

$995,000

Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

$850,000

Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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