Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 5:00 pm
In your initial meeting with an attorney, a lot of ground is covered. You may discuss what happened or how you’ve been affected. Often times, so much needs to be discussed that the basics can be pushed into the background:
- The most important thing is that you GET BETTER. Most cases can’t proceed without you getting better first! Getting appropriate medical attention is the cornerstone of your case. As a matter of fact, it is of the upmost importance to us that you experience some relief from pain. Keeping in contact with us regarding your treatment and asking any questions regarding doctors or options you need are important steps in any case. We have helped a lot of client’s find their way through the myriad of treatment options in their areas and will help you as well.
- We don’t have a specific timeline for your case. Most cases follow a standard course but how long that course takes varies case to case. The differences in each case cause different timelines. Sometimes cases can settle in pre-litigation; some cases have to be filed and proceed to court. Whichever track your case is on, constant communication with your attorney is very important. Never feel uncomfortable calling your attorney’s office to ask about the status of your case.
- We don’t know how much your case will settle for or if it will settle at all. Sadly, we cannot promise that we can bring your claim to a resolution. As a firm dedicated to serving justice, we can promise that we will work hard and fight for you, no matter what the end.
- You can never give too much detail. The devil truly is in the details. Often times, while speaking with clients, they may mention things like, “it looked like she was on the phone” or “he was in his work uniform when he got out of the car”. Details like these give the attorney a direction to pursue and can help bring your case to a quicker resolution.
- Sometimes your best point of contact is the paralegal. Often, your attorney will be out of the office. If you have trouble getting in touch with him/her, ask to speak with their paralegal. Typically, your call will be returned in less than 24 hours or they can coordinate between you and the attorney.
A lawsuit can be overwhelming for anyone. That is why it is important to have an attorney and staff that you trust. At the end of the day, it is your life that has been significantly affected by a traumatic event and it is our job to help you put those pieces back together. And with a little bit of communication and a lot of hard work, we can help you get back to normal.