If you were seriously hurt in an electrical accident, a seasoned attorney may be able to help you pick up the pieces. Depending on the nature of the accident and the severity of your injuries, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim, and a lawyer can guide you every step of the way.
While filing a claim won’t erase what happened, it could at least yield the funds needed to put your life back together in the aftermath. To ensure it gets off to a strong start, take the following steps to prepare for your initial consultation:
1. Gather Whatever Evidence You Have from the Scene
Do you have any records from the scene where you were hurt? This might include photographs of the hazard in question, surveillance footage, and/or statements from eyewitnesses. All such evidence could prove integral to your claim, so make sure to bring it to your first meeting with an electrical accident lawyer.
2. Compile Medical Records
Reach out to all the providers who treated you after the accident and ask for copies of your associated records. Your legal team will need to review these records to determine the potential value of your claim. You should also bring along any hospital bills or insurance statements you’ve received over the course of your treatment.
3. Review Your Employment Records
If you were hurt on the job, your lawyer will need to know the status of your employment to determine whether you’re eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. For example, are you classified as an employee? An independent contractor?
To help you determine how best to proceed, your attorney is going to want to confirm who you were working for at the time and what the scope of your job duties were.
4. Preserve Any Correspondence with the Opposing Party
Have you interacted with your employer or the property owner since the accident? Compile all the associated emails and text messages for your attorney to scrutinize.
In the meantime, it’s wise to refrain from any further correspondence until you hire a lawyer. Once you have legal counsel, you can refer the opposing party to your attorney, who will be happy to handle all interactions on your behalf.
5. Create a List of Questions
If it turns out you have grounds for a claim, you’ll get the chance to ask the attorney questions at the end of the meeting. This is your opportunity to confirm the caliber of counsel they provide, so you can decide if you want to proceed with their representation. By writing down your questions in advance, you won’t forget to ask any of them.
Call (562) 206-1939 to Discuss Your Case with a Long Beach Electrical Accident Attorney
Your Injuries Are Personal to Me
At the Law Office of Michael D. Waks, we know all too well the kind of devastating impact that electrical accidents can have on both the victims and their families. If you were seriously hurt in such an accident, we’ll leave no stone unturned in pursuit of compensation on your behalf. Call (562) 206-1939 or fill out the Contact Form on our website to schedule a free initial consultation with an electrical accident lawyer in Long Beach.