Information To Bring To Our First Meeting

When you or a loved one has been involved in a serious Texas car wreck, it may be the first time you have needed to contact a lawyer. The first step is setting up the initial consultation. But what do you need to do to prepare for this meeting?

Whether you meet with us at our League City office or you need us to meet you somewhere else in the Galveston area, we start by listening. Attorney Trey Apffel has represented accident victims and their families for more than three decades. We have kept our local law office small by design. It allows us to provide you with the personal one-on-one service you deserve.

Three Consult Prep Tips

Wait to give a statement to the insurance company or sign any paperwork. There is no rush or deadline regardless of what an insurer says. Speaking with us first protects your rights.

Here are three questions to consider that we routinely ask at our first meeting:

  • What are the injuries? Very serious injuries are usually immediately apparent. An emergency room or treating physician may have provided a diagnosis. In other cases, symptoms might not appear for days or weeks.
  • How are these injuries affecting your life? For example, a traumatic brain injury may cause debilitating headaches or vision issues that affect your ability to work.
  • Where is the vehicle? Do not sign away a totaled vehicle to an insurance company. More vehicles come equipped with black box technology that may provide important information about the second leading up to the crash. If something in your vehicle malfunctioned it might also support a products liability claim against a manufacturer.

We can guide you through the legal process and offer pragmatic counsel along the way. Attorney Trey Apffel has the rare distinction of being a specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. When negotiation does not accomplish your goals, you can rely on us to take your case to trial.

Getting The Most From A Free Initial Case Evaluation

Preparing for a consultation ensures we have the information needed to understand your situation and explain your legal options. Schedule a meeting to discuss your concerns with personal injury attorney Trey Apffel by calling 281-724-4701 or sending an email.