Your first meeting with the Redondo Beach personal injury lawyers at Kirtland & Packard is free of both cost and obligation. This consultation gives you an opportunity to meet our legal team, get a better understanding of our practice, and determine if we are the right law firm for your needs. It gives us an opportunity to review your case, discuss all of your legal options, and help you determine the most effective way to move forward with your claim – even if moving forward does not involve us.
Asking questions about our firm can be very useful when making a decision regarding your legal representation. As such, the first thing you’ll want to remember to bring to your free initial consultation is a list of questions you have about us, our practice, our previous experience and cases, and verdicts and settlements we have obtained. These questions will help you gauge our effectiveness as a law firm and can very informative when it comes time to make your decision.
It is helpful to write these questions down, but even if you forget some of them, we remain available to answer your questions by phone or email after your initial consultation. If you choose to work with us, you will pay no fees until your case has been won. If we do not secure a recovery on your behalf, we do not get paid.
Your Initial Consultation Check-List
When reviewing a personal injury claim, our lawyers need as much information as possible. This allows us to determine the viability of the claim and to provide the most honest advice about moving forward.
To assist us in evaluating your claim, please bring as much of the following documentation as possible to your initial consultation:
- A copy of your accident report
- Copies of eyewitness reports
- Copies of all written statements
- Your primary insurance policy along with your declarations page or coverage certificate
- Any other insurance policies you have such as veteran’s insurance or disability insurance
- All correspondence you have received about your accident or injuries
In addition to this documentation, it can be very useful if you bring existing bills, enabling us to begin establishing how much your accident has and will continue to impact you financially.
Bills to bring, when available, include:
- All related medical bills
- Receipts for anything you have had to buy to deal with your injury
- Receipts for anything you have had to get fixed due to the accident
Documentation allows our attorneys to understand your current economic situation and to more effectively establish how much compensation your injuries demand.
It is not always possible to gather information on the scene of an accident, particularly one that involves serious injury. However, if you have been able to gather information, the following can be very useful for our lawyers:
- The name and address of everyone involved in the accident
- The name and address of any witnesses
- The name, badge number, or employee ID of all attending emergency personnel
- The name and address of any insurance adjusters you have talked to
We will also need the contact information for, and records from, any medical professional you have seen. This includes chiropractors, acupuncturists, doctors, nurse practitioners, and any other healthcare professional who has treated you for, or consulted you about, your injury.
The more information you can provide, the better able we will be to gauge the viability of your claim. However, if you have been unable to collect or secure documentation due to the severity of your injury, we can conduct an investigation to gather as much of it as possible. This can be discussed in further detail during your initial consultation.
If you have been injured in an accident in Redondo Beach, South Bay, Torrance, or surrounding areas of California, please call Kirtland & Packard at 310-536-1000 to schedule your free consultation right away.