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Is There Anything that You Should do Before You Hire a Lawyer?

Before you call a lawyer, it is a good idea for you to do a few things first. Immediately after your accident, try to get the names and contact information of all of the witnesses who saw what happened. If you are able to do so, take pictures of the vehicles that were involved, the damage to each vehicle, the location where the accident happened and of your injuries. If you can't take photographs yourself, ask a friend to take them for you. Pictures that are taken immediately after an accident can be invaluable for proving your claim.

If the officer wrote a report in your accident case, request a copy of it. You can do this by going to the police agency that investigated your accident and requesting the report. Many police agencies have instructions on their websites for how to get copies of accident reports. If you are unsure about which police agency investigated your case, start by calling the local police department where your accident happened. If the police department doesn't have a report, try the sheriff's department next.

Going to see a doctor as soon after your accident as possible is important. You should get a medical evaluation after an accident even if you are not certain that you were injured. Some injuries might not show symptoms for several hours or days after an accident. You also should not simply try to tough it out when you are in pain. Getting prompt medical attention can help you to recover faster. Being able to demonstrate that you received treatment for your injuries soon after your accident also makes it easier for you to prove that the accident caused your injuries.

Before you call the lawyer, make certain to gather all of your information together. It will be much easier for you to answer the attorney's questions if you have your documents in front of you. It will also be easier for the attorney to properly evaluate your case.

After thinking through these factors, you might have a better idea of when to contact a car accident lawyer. If you were seriously injured and your accident was caused by someone else, it is a good idea for you to get legal help. Contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat for a confidential and free evaluation of your claim at our toll free 24/7 injury helpline: 866-966-5240 or, for more information, visit our related page here: Car Accident Claims in California

Client Reviews
I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.
I believe I made the best choice with Steven M Sweat, Personal Injury. I was very reluctant to go forward with my personal injury claim. I had a valid claim and I needed a professional attorney to handle it. I felt so much better when I let Steven take my case. His team did everything right and I am very satisfied. Stia P.
I have to say that Steve has been exemplary! I met Steve at a point with my case that I was ready to give up. He took the time and dealt with all of my concerns. Most importantly, he was present and listened to what I was going through. He was able to turn things around, put me and my case on the right track! The results were better that expected! Highly recommend!! Cody A.