What To Ask Your Lawyer
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Apr 28, 2011 in Advice
When you're meeting with a lawyer for the first time, you're still in the exploratory phase of the case, and it's important to find out as much as you can about your lawyer and your case as they see it. He or she will also ask a lot of questions about you and your injury, because they'll want to know how best to help you, and what your situation entails. There are likely to even be a few questions to which the lawyer cannot give you a definitive answer, because of the inherent variations from case to case; that's to be expected.
Start by telling them about yourself, how you got injured, and who else was involved in your injury, as well as what medical procedures you've had to undergo as a result of your injury. This will give the attorney a good idea of if and how they can be of service to you.
Next, find out about them. Ask if they have seen many cases similar to yours, and what the outcomes were. Ask how long they've been in business, and ask how long they've been in your area.
From there, move on to a discussion of how you and he or she can work together, bringing their expertise to bear on your situation. Ask their opinion about your case.
Finally, don't leave without asking them what the next step is, moving forward. What is the best way to get in contact with them? How long do they think it will be before they have any news? What can you do to best work with them as things progress? Let them know how best to get in touch with you, and when you can be reached.
Getting the results you need from your personal injury case is a team effort, and while your attorney will do a lot of the leg work for you, good communication is still important for any team. Call the South Bend personal injury attorneys at Pfeifer, Morgan & Steisak today for your free consultation. We're excited to see what we can do together.