It is normal to feel concerned and anxious after a car accident. You may also feel worried about your future and overwhelmed with the amount of information and appointments required during the process. However, a visit to your lawyer is always important if you want to get the right compensation for your injuries. To make this initial meeting with your attorney as smooth as possible, follow this useful guide:
– Be prepared for a lot of questions:
Your attorney will need to understand your case completely before going ahead with any type of legal action. For that reason, they will require as much information as possible regarding the details of the accident. It is always important to get as much evidence as possible. To help you collect all the evidence you need, read our article, “How to collect evidence after a car accident”
– Learn and ask anything you need:
Your lawyer will be in charge of explaining how your case will proceed and how to reach a favorable conclusion. Filling legal briefs and getting all the documents ready will take a bit of time and effort. Your lawyer will help you with a step-by-step explanation of how to get that sorted. It is important to be inquisitive and ask as many questions as you need to understand the process fully.
– Understand your role in the case:
Your lawyer will ask you to follow some instructions to help them reach your legal goals. This may include seeing your doctor on regular basis, providing all the documentation for theappointments, and being truthful and transparent throughout the process.
– Organize a communication strategy:
Organizing a well-establish communication schedule and strategy is beneficial for you and your attorney. It will allow you to prioritize and organize your case as it progresses. To ensure there are no mistakes in accuracy, you will save yourself a lot of headache trying to remember what happened if you aren’t keeping a detailed diary or log and need to fill out incomplete information later. Make sure to keep in touch with your lawyer and be available as much as possible.
– Collect all the documentation you need:
Before you meet your lawyer, collect all the required documents as requested. Your lawyer will be in charge of deciding which documents are important, but here is a good general guide on what documents may be required: Injury Checklist: What to Bring to Meet Your Lawyer
– Ask about fees:
The last point you’ll need to discuss is what he or she charges for their legal services. Many lawyers will not charge you anything until they have won your case, which is called working on contingency.
There are some lawyers, however, that charge hourly, so finding out the details of how and what they charge in the beginning will prepare you for receiving the bill later. In addition, you’ll want to know details such as how individual expenses are handled.
Following these steps will make the whole process a lot easier for you. Always remember that your lawyer is there to help you.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, contact Maidenberg law Group for a free consultation. Call us toll free at (888) 520-9617, or contact The Maidenberg Law Group online.