You need to be adequately prepared before you meet your Omaha personal injury attorney so it would help to keep a few things in mind.
Get off to a good start by bringing relevant documents related to your case and all the information that would help the attorney understand your case better. Write down the specifics of your accident and include the people involved, the people who saw it happen, where it happened and what occurred right after the incident. This will keep the attorney informed and having it written down would make it easier for him to check the data or contact any witnesses.
Another important thing to remember is how your employer was informed of your incident. Your lawyer should know the specifics of your communication with the company. He should also be informed of the damages you sustained which would especially include physical injuries. Documentation approved by your doctor would be useful. You also need to provide the contact details of the healthcare professional who handled you.
You should also give an exhaustive report of pre-existing medical issues prior to the work incident. It will not necessarily negate your case but it would be helpful for your lawyer to know these details just in case it would help or impede the process.
If you can, it would also be helpful to get the insurance carrier of your company. Being ready and armed with information during the first encounter could bode well for your case. It’s important to present a united front because you and your lawyer will essentially be working as a team. You will be working towards the same goal and this means that you need to put in effort as well. It is also recommended to get a lawyer which involves you in the legal process and always keeps you in the loop.
For the initial meeting, you will understandably have questions of your own. It would help to write them down to avoid forgetting what you need to ask. Don’t be afraid to ask about the details of how your lawyer plans to move forward. A good lawyer would already have plans as to how you would proceed from this point, along with a list of possible outcomes you need to expect and prepare for.