Following up Initial Consults: How to Prepare to Meet with a Personal Injury Attorney (Part 1), the following discusses some additional tips that can help accident victims get ready for an initial consult. While it’s important that victims know that they really don’t have to do anything to prepare if they are not physically or mentally capable of getting ready for this meeting, if they do have the time and ability to prepare, following these tips can help ensure that they are able to get the most out of their initial consult.
Prep Tip 2: Amass All of the Bills and Documents Associated with the Accident/Injury
Depending on how long after the accident or incident you are meeting with the attorney, you may have a lot (or very little) paperwork associated with the event. Regardless of the amount of documents you have in your possession at the time of the initial consult, bring all of this paperwork – if possible – to your meeting and provide copies to the attorney. Bringing such documentation can not only give a lawyer a clearer picture of the scope of your case, but it can also help that lawyer provide you with some more helpful and specific answers regarding your potential compensation.
It’s important to point out that, if you do not yet have certain documents (like police reports or medical bills), you can always forward them to the attorney at a later time, and a good lawyer will be able to obtain such documents on his own (by, for example, reaching out to the police department or medical facility on your behalf).
Prep Tip 3: Think About the Specific Qualities You Want Your Lawyer to Have
While you will undoubtedly want a lawyer who is experienced with cases like yours, there are other qualities that you may be looking for when it comes to the attorney who will represent you and your case moving forward. Do you want a lawyer who will hold your hand through the process? Do you prefer an attorney who takes care of business and only contacts you when there is a significant update on your case? What else do you want or need from your attorney?
Taking some time to think about the qualities you want your lawyer to have can help you more efficiently evaluate whether a particular attorney is a right fit for you after your initial consult.
For some final thoughts on preparing for an initial consult, look for our upcoming third part of this blog.
Our Boulder County Personal Injury Lawyers Want to Meet with You
If you or a loved one has been afflicted with any type of personal injury, contact the Boulder County personal injury lawyers at Cederberg Law by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen.
At Cederberg Law, you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.