To call personal injury law complex would be an understatement. Navigating this field of law on your own, especially after a significant incident or injury, can be an even greater challenge. Fortunately, experienced personal injury lawyers from James H. Brown and Associates are here to help. Our team in Edmonton can guide you through the process of making a personal injury claim and will take the time to learn your unique case and circumstances. From there, our professional injury lawyers can determine the best way forward for you and your case. Before meeting with a personal injury lawyer in Edmonton, it’s best to come prepared. Below we’ll discuss how you should prepare for a consultation with an injury lawyer from James H. Brown and Associates. Continue reading to learn more!
How to Prepare for Your Consult
Before you enter your consultation, there are a few steps you should take to ensure you get the most out of it. A consultation is a prime time to connect with your potential lawyer and ensure you understand what you’re getting into. This is also an excellent opportunity to ensure that your lawyer is knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate. Below are some steps you should take before your consultation:
- Research your lawyer’s credentials: Make sure your personal injury lawyer has the proper credentials and experience to ensure they can handle cases like yours.
- Check out testimonials: Investigate what other clients have said about their experiences and if they’ve won any awards.
- Prep questions beforehand: You likely won’t remember every question you’d like to ask, so prepare a written list of questions ahead of time.
- Visit their website: To make the most out of your consult, you should check out your lawyer’s website. From there, you can investigate if any of your questions have already been answered on their FAQ page. If you need clarification about something you’ve found, you can always ask during the consultation.
If you’ve suffered severe injuries that would prevent you from doing this prep work, ask a friend or family member for assistance. At James H. Brown and Associates, our team understands that recovery after a traumatic incident can be challenging. That means you may have limited abilities to do your due diligence. Preparing ahead of time can save you a lot of time and hassle. By doing your best to vet your personal injury lawyer, you can find a lawyer who will be able to assist you and your case.
Questions to Ask During Your Consult
Bring a pre-prepared list of questions to ask your potential personal injury lawyer during your consultation. While speaking with the lawyer, feel free to ask for clarification or examples if you struggle to understand an answer. Below is an excellent list of questions to ask your personal injury lawyer:
- How much experience does the lawyer handling my case have?
- Has this lawyer managed cases similar to mine?
- What do you charge for your services?
- What happens if I lose the case?
- What case-related costs am I responsible for?
- What types of resources does this law firm offer?
- Is my lawyer prepared to go to trial?
- What are the chances my case will go to trial?
- How much communication should I expect from my legal team?
- Who is my main point of contact?
- Do you see any issues or challenges with my case?
In addition to the above questions, you should also be prepared to answer some questions yourself. The personal injury lawyer will ask you about the incident, your injuries, and the circumstances surrounding the incident. The more details you can provide, the better. At James H. Brown and Associates, we recommend writing down as much information as possible about the accident, including any symptoms from your injuries. A formidable relationship with your personal injury lawyer is built on mutual respect, trust, and understanding. Fortunately, the injury lawyers at James H. Brown and Associates are here to build rapport with you and initiate a relationship that’s built on a solid foundation.
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