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You have sustained injuries as a result of another’s negligence. But how do you go about receiving the damages you are owed? If you need to know how to win your personal injury case, please read on, then contact one of our skilled Westchester County personal injury attorneys to learn the four things to bring to a personal injury attorney in New York.

The four things to bring to a personal injury attorney in New York

When you meet for an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in New York, you should collect and bring your medical records, a copy of the police report, witness information and photos and/or videos of the accident scene. We can’t stress enough how important it is that you properly document these items and other relevant evidence that will prove your case in court. The success or failure of your personal injury claim will hinge on the quality and quantity of that aforementioned evidence. By providing a personal injury attorney with that information, he or she will be able to make a more accurate assessment of your case. Once you have documented and handed over this evidence, you should write a demand letter.

What do you include in a demand letter?

Your demand letter should include the following:

  • A detailed account of your injuries
  • Why the defendant is responsible
  • A summary of your medical treatments
  • Estimates of income loss
  • A listing of any related damages

What you should do after meeting with a personal injury attorney in New York

At no point after meeting with your Westchester County personal injury attorney should you lie or exaggerate, procrastinate, disregard medical advice, sign anything unless your attorney has looked it over or post about your case on social media. The smallest mistakes can have huge repercussions for your personal injury case. Instead, with the assistance of a qualified legal representative, you should prepare your case for the most likely outcomes. While only 5 percent of cases make it to court, you should prep for that eventuality. Defendants and their personal injury attorneys have confidence that they will win in court, and so will drag out legal proceedings for as long as possible. Your attorney will also help negotiate a fair and equitable solution for all involved parties. It could take upwards of 6 to 18 months to have your case settled. Do not let your case languish. Give us a call today.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.