What to Expect During Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation

You may be seeking financial compensation if you have been injured due to another party’s negligence. In this case, you will require the assistance of our experienced Santa Clara County personal injury attorneys. To learn what to expect during your initial consultation with our team and the documents you will need to bring, continue reading and contact our firm today.

What is an initial consultation?

An initial consultation is a meeting with your attorney where you will familiarize your attorney with your case and ask any questions you may have.

What should I bring?

There are a few documents you will want to bring to your initial consultation, including the following:

  • Proof of accident
    • Photos and videos of the scene of the accident
    • Any hazardous conditions that may have caused your accident
    • Witnesses’ contact information
  • Police records
  • Medical documents
  • Statements regarding the time you missed from work due to your injury
  • Your insurance information

What will I be asked?

You and your attorney will likely have questions for each other. The questions your attorney will ask will help them to learn more about the accident, the severity of your injury, and the details of your case. Some of the questions you may be asked include:

  • The daily impact your injuries have had on you daily
  • Your official prognosis, according to your doctor
  • Whether you have given a statement to your insurance company
  • Whether you have had any correspondence with the other party or their insurance company
  • Whether you have ever filed a personal injury claim before

How long will I have to file a personal injury claim?

It is important that you do not wait too long if you wish to pursue legal action. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. The injured party has a certain amount of time to file their claim, referred to as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. Failure to file within this timeframe may result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. To avoid this and to get started with your claim as soon as possible, give our firm a call today. Our legal team is prepared to take on your case when you are ready. We will fight for your right to compensation. Contact us when you are ready.


When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.