Building a personal injury case in Arizona begins at the initial meeting between attorney and client.  This initial “sit-down” should be productive and provide the attorney with not only the facts of what occurred and the injuries suffered, but it should also provide the lawyer with information that will eventually be elicited from the client by opposing counsel.  This information would include a short biographical sketch of the client, such as work history, prior medical history and subsequent medical history not specifically related to the case.  This initial meeting should also provide the client with essential information, including do’s and don’ts for the client as the case proceeds.

Immediately thereafter, the attorney should gather all the relevant evidence, including (1) medical records and bills related to the case; (2) photographs of the scene of the accident, of the client’s injuries and of the vehicles involved; and (3) witness statements and investigating officer statements.  The attorney should also take steps to preserve evidence that may not be available as time passes. 

As the case proceeds, the attorney should talk to important medical providers and send discovery to the at-fault party’s attorney.  Building a good case is entirely centered on collecting evidence that furthers the case through formal and informal discovery processes.  This all begins at the first attorney-client meeting. This is why it’s crucial to hire a personal injury lawyer in Glendale, Arizona as it will not only give you peace of mind during a stressful time, but it will allow you to feel confident in knowing that you aren’t being taken advantage of by an insurance company.