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What Your Lawyer Will Want to Know About Your Accident

What Your Lawyer Wants to Know After an Accident in Durham

Helping Victims Recover Compensation after a Car Accident

It is important to carefully consider your legal counsel and not just hire the first attorney you meet. Understanding how that lawyer thinks, feels, and acts is an important part of the personal injury process. How you feel about your attorney is also an important part of the puzzle.

Understanding what your lawyer will want to know before you meet him or her will make the discussion flow smoothly and will help you both be more prepared to discuss your claim. At Wallace Pierce Law, our Durham attorneys always put our clients’ needs first. With our personalized attention to each case, you won’t receive the typical attorney-client relationship.

Call us today at (919) 887-7892 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Questions to Consider

The following is a list of items that you should gather or have answers to before you go meet with a personal injury lawyer. This list is not meant to be exhaustive but will give you a general idea of what your personal injury lawyer will be looking for in order to assist you with your claim.

  • Who was involved in the incident?
  • When did the incident happen?
  • Where did the incident happen?
  • How did the incident happen?
  • What injuries were sustained?
  • How do you feel now?
  • What are the names and addresses of any witnesses?
  • What medical center or doctor treated you?
  • Do you have any type of insurance?
  • Have you contacted any of the listed insurance companies?
  • Where is the car, product, or other object that caused the accident?
  • Do you have any pictures of the incident?
  • Have you contacted any other attorneys and are they involved?
  • How did you find the attorney?
  • Have you been contacted by an insurance adjuster?

Consider the answer to each of these questions before meeting with an attorney. These questions provide the initial details which will help an attorney evaluate your North Carolina personal injury claim. The discussion of each question should also make you consider whether the lawyer you’re meeting is the best lawyer for your personal injury claim.

Learn more about the work we do and how we function as a law firm by calling our Durham lawyers for a consultation at (919) 887-7892. We strive to treat all our clients with the respect and attention they deserve.

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    “Was able to either point me in the right direction or answer any questions I had regarding the accident I was in. Thank you!”
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Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $1,900,000 Wrongful Death

    The at-fault driver failed to reduce speed and collided with our client's vehicle. Our client passed away shortly after the collision.

  • $900,000 Wrongful Death

    Our client was thrown from his motorcycle and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

  • $122,000 Car Accident

    Vehicle made a left-hand turn, failing to yield the right of way.

  • $104,000 Serious Injuries

    Client was a passenger in a vehicle that was driving through an intersection when another vehicle ran a stop sign and t-boned the vehicle our client was in.

  • $104,000 Severe Injury

    We were able to not only receive policy limits for our client but were able to negotiate her medical bills and liens to ensure that she was able to keep a good portion of the settlement.

  • $102,000 Serious Injuries

    Elderly client was a passenger in a vehicle that was t-boned in an intersection where a driver failed to yield the right of way.