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Intro to a Personal Injury Case: Records and Costs

What Records Does a Personal Injury Attorney Need From You Intro to personal injury attorney Massachusetts

If you want your case handled fully and rapidly, then you need to provide the most data to your attorney as you can. This allows your attorney to get you money to cover your medical costs and compensate you for “pain and suffering.”

To secure a quick completion of your matter, your attorney will want certain records for the resolution negotiations. Some records are the following:

  • Make, model, year of your car
  • Insurance Policy Information
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Where the accident occurred
  • Time the accident occured
  • Day the accident occurred
  • What the visibility was like (online weather records)
  • What the roads were like (photographs)
  • What other cars were involved
  • Other people and witnesses
  • Police reports, if any
  • Your doctor’s report and receipts
  • Any results of tests or examinations done by your doctor or other medical professional
  • Your medical history
  • Your doctor’s written treatment plan
  • Rental car or Uber/Lyft costs
  • Paycheck Stubs
  • All letters and notices from your insurance about the accident

How Much Will A Personal Injury Attorney Be

A Massachusetts personal injury attorney typically takes on a new case without the client having to pay anything. The attorney gets paid only if he or she recovers something for you. The amount that the attorney recovers for himself or herself will depend on your agreement with the attorney. The amount may be greater if the injuries are severe or catastrophic, or it takes more time than usual to settle the case. The larger your settlement award, typically means the more the attorney may compensate himself or herself with.

What you will need to have ready to spend up front are known as “costs” such as fees to pay the court to file your case, or a process server. You owes these costs at the beginning of the case no matter what. To learn more about how the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can handle your case, call us at (617) 367-2900 and tell us your story.