Picking up from Initial Consults: How You Can Get Ready to Meet a Personal Injury Lawyer (Part 1), the following provides some additional advice regarding how injured individuals can prepare themselves for an initial meeting with personal injury lawyer. Although prospective clients are not required to do anything to prepare for these initial consults, taking the time to get ready for them can make these meetings go as smoothly as possible, which can only benefit injured parties in the long run.
In addition to writing down a detailed account of the event that caused the injury and gathering all related documents, photos and evidence, as you prepare for your initial consult with a personal injury lawyer, you can also:
- Research the lawyer who they are meeting: To ensure that you are not wasting your own time, do a little bit of research on the lawyer you plan on meeting to be sure that (s)he has experience handling cases like yours. While you can go directly to the lawyer’s website to read his or her profile and client testimonials, you may also want to call the firm directly and ask for references that you can call and talk to. Speaking to references can give you a more comprehensive idea of what to expect when working with a particular lawyer.
- Start thinking about what they want to ask the lawyer: If, after researching the lawyer you are ready to meet with him or her, take some time to think about (and possibly even write down) some questions you may want to ask during your initial consult. These can include questions about the lawyer’s experience with cases like yours, what you should expect from your case, how involved you will need to be at each stage of your case and what you need to do to get your case started.
Mount Vernon Personal Injury Lawyers
At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, we are passionate about our clients, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life. We take pride in tailoring our legal representation to specifically meet our clients’ needs and in expertly guiding them through each stage of the complex the legal process. While our attorneys are aggressive and effective litigators both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also counselors that can provide our clients with helpful legal advice regarding their best options.
If you have sustained any type of personal injury, or if you have lost a loved one to a wrongful death, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the page for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.