How to Best Prepare for Your First Meeting With a Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorney

How to Best Prepare for Your First Meeting With a Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorney

Following an accident, you may be considering working with an attorney to ensure you receive the proper compensation for your damages. However, with everything you have on your plate, it’s not uncommon to feel anxious at the thought of getting started with an attorney.

Questions to Ask Your Attorney

Accidents often cause injuries, and many times these injuries impact your ability to go about your normal day-to-day tasks. When this happens, you may want to consider working with an attorney to ensure you receive the proper compensation you are entitled to. This brings up a common concern,

“Where do I begin? What do I ask?”

Here are a few of the questions you should ask your attorney as you meet with them during your initial meeting:

What Kind of Experience Do You Have?

It’s important for you to understand what the attorney you’re meeting with focuses on. Do they do all things personal injury? Are they specifically an auto accident attorney? Do they have experience dealing with your type of case? These are all things you can ask them to get a better understanding of what kind of attorney they are, and if they are a good fit for you.

What is your communication with clients like?

This tip is often overlooked. You always hear the saying, “Communication is key,” and this statement rings especially true when looking for an attorney. All too often a client begins working with an attorney only to be directed to the firm’s paralegal or in some cases, nobody at all. Establishing your potential attorney’s communication style is a crucial part of finding the perfect fit. Be sure to look for a firm that fits your needs, as well as one that has an open line of communication. At The Law Offices of Gerald Marcus, our team is available to speak 24/7, because we know that injuries can happen at any time, and we want to be there to help in any way we can.

Helpful Tips

We’ve put together a list of some of the most helpful tips to make your initial flow as smoothly as possible:

  • Relax and tell us the truth - No matter what your story is, we want to hear it as it occurred. Our office is a place where attorney-client confidentiality and privilege rules apply, meaning what we speak about is never talked about outside of our meeting—even in court, unless there is a moral law that requires us to disclose the information.

  • Take a look at the information on our website - We built our site around ensuring those injured due to no fault of their own have the proper tools to seek compensation. Take a look around our site, specifically our car accident FAQ page. This will help you put together any additional questions you may have before your first meeting.

  • Write down questions you have somewhere safe - It’s important to have your questions written down before going to your first meeting. This will assure that all of your questions are answered without forgetting anything. Make sure that you have questions to ask the attorney, like those listed above, in addition to the questions you have about your accident.

  • Bring in any related documents - The more information you provide to your attorney the better they can help you receive the maximum possible compensation for your case. You will want to include any medical, court, or case-related documents.

  • Bring a notepad - While you are meeting with your attorney, you will receive a lot of useful information. This may be overwhelming for you to take in on your own, so it’s important to take notes while you’re there. Additionally, taking notes will help you remember crucial elements of your case, such as gathering follow-up documents or information needed to move on to the next step.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

At The Law Offices of Gerald Marcus, our team of qualified Los Angeles personal injury attorneys has been helping victims of negligence seek the compensation they need to return to their normal lives since 1987. We have dealt with every type of accident you can imagine, and we will continue to help those who have been injured pursue the maximum possible compensation.

We offer free case evaluations because we believe that those who have been injured deserve to have their questions answered. Additionally, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win. Our mission is to make sure that those who need help in some of their darkest times are able to receive it, without adding additional stress—allowing them to focus solely on recovering.

Call us today (800) 905-8777 to learn more about how we can help over a free consultation.

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