It’s on the House
Auto accident attorneys offer their potential clients free consultations. During this meeting they will delve into your case to see if it has any basis. This is really great for a two reasons. Most people who have been serious hurt in a car accident also find themselves financially hurt as well. Many accident victims would never be able to afford to talk to an accident attorneys if they had to pay and in addition, they would risk losing that money altogether if the attorney refused their case. Free consultations also make it possible for victims of auto accidents to speak to several attorneys about their case before choosing one.
You Should be Very Prepared
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Your first meeting will mainly consist of the attorney asking you a lot of questions about your case. They are likely to have more questions than you expect. The more details you can offer, the better. Remembering all of the details may be hard so you should write them down.
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You should write down any questions you have about your case and any questions you have about the attorney as well. The attorney will be mulling over whether or not to represent you and you should be mulling over whether or not you want to be represented by them.
The attorney is giving you something very valuable for free: their time. Respect that and show up on time. Besides you will only be doing a disservice to yourself by cutting your meeting short. Auto accident attorneys allot a certain amount of time for their consultations and that is all that you get. Attorneys also take other thing into consideration when deciding whether or not they want a client; your disregard for their time could factor in.
If the Attorney Accepts Your Case
Usually, the auto accident attorney will let you know if they think you have good case at the initial meeting. Having an auto accident attorney agree to take on your case is definitely a good sign. The only cases auto accident attorneys take are the ones they think are winners since they are paid contingency fees
Although it may be very exciting to hear an attorney say that they wish to take on your case, don’t agree to hire your attorney at the first meeting. This is even more true if the victim hasn’t meant with other attorneys yet. It’s really important that you take your time researching attorneys and you can’t do that by hiring the first one you talk to.