What to Expect at Your First Meeting with a Worland Personal Injury Lawyer
Ragain & Clark December 31, 2020
Almost every personal injury lawyer offers a free initial consultation. Whether you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident or have suffered a severe head injury, choosing the right lawyer is an important decision, and the free consultation is your opportunity to get to know them. As a result, it’s important to know what to expect the first time you meet with a Worland personal injury lawyer.
The first time you meet with a lawyer, you should come prepared to discuss your case in detail. You may want to bring some notes with your recollection of the accident and your injuries, as well as whatever documents you may have:
- Accident reports
- Medical bills and doctor’s notes
- Witness statements
- Photographs of the scene and your injuries
- Repair bills
Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these documents, just bring whatever you can. The more documentation you can bring, the better the attorney can assess your case.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the attorney’s background and your case. Before deciding on hiring the attorney, you need to feel confident that the lawyer will provide the level of service that you want. In preparing for the meeting, you may want to jot down the following questions to ask:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases have you handled like mine?
- What do you think I could reasonably expect as a result?
- Do you see any potential problems with my case?
- What do you think my case is worth?
- Do you think I will have to go to court?
- Will you be the attorney handling my case?
- Who do I contact at your office if I have questions?
An experienced Worland personal injury lawyer should be able to easily answer all of these questions. That said, they should also be candid if your case is more complicated than the typical personal injury case.
What You Should Take Away From the Meeting
As part of the initial consultation, the attorney should provide you with the following information:
- They should tell you whether or not you have a claim for compensation for your injuries.
- They should provide you with an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
- They should provide you with an estimate of what your case may be worth.
- They should explain how they bill you for their attorneys’ fees and any costs related to your case.
- They should explain your options and discuss their legal strategy for handling your case.
At the conclusion of the meeting, you should leave their office able to make a well-informed decision whether you want to pursue your claim and whether you want to hire them as your lawyer.
Injured Due to Someone Else’s Negligence? Contact Ragain & Clark
We have over four decades of experience in helping injured people get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. When we meet with a potential client, our goal is to help them make the right decisions about their case, whether that entails working with us or someone else. To schedule a no-obligation free consultation, contact us today at 307-388-6400 to learn more about how we can help.