Preparing For Your First Meeting with a Personal Injury Attorney
Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time, but when it happens to you, your whole world can feel as though it’s falling apart.
If you have been injured in an accident, this takes an immense physical, emotional, and financial toll on you and your family. That’s why it is so important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Kansas City personal injury attorney who can work to get you the full compensation that you deserve in order to move forward with your life.
An Experienced Lawyer Should Answer Your Questions and Bring You Peace of Mind
A skilled and caring personal injury lawyer should take the time to answer all of your questions and help put you at ease during this difficult time in your life. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, scared and alone after an accident. An experienced lawyer understands this, and is here to help you figure out the best plan to heal and move forward with your life.
Let’s take a closer look at some helpful tips for your meeting.
What Questions Should I Ask?
You may be nervous about a meeting with an attorney, but you should know that a skilled attorney is here to help. Also, it’s important to note that although an attorney will ask you questions, this is an important chance for you to ask questions about your attorney.
These questions can range from questions about an attorney’s experience to questions about the entire process and more. You should feel empowered to ask questions to ensure the attorney you are meeting with is the right fit for you.
Here are a few examples of questions you may want to ask:
- What is your track record with personal injury cases?
- How long have you practiced law?
- Is my claim worth taking legal action on?
- If successful how do I receive compensation?
- How long do you foresee my case taking?
- If this goes to litigation what happens next?
- What is your fee?
In addition, you should not feel stressed about questions an attorney is asking you. He or she will want to learn more about the accident and yourself in order to find out the best steps to take. Your attorney should make you feel comfortable during this process, and empathize with your situation.
What Should I Bring?
In order to get the most out of your appointment, it can be helpful to bring documents for your attorney to review. However, don’t worry if you don’t have all of the documentation that your attorney needs, as he or she will help you obtain them.
- Ambulance/Hospital Admittance Reports
- Photographs and/or Videos
- Medical Bills
- Medical Reports
There is nothing to worry about during a meeting with an attorney. By following these tips, we hope you will receive answers to your questions and have a positive experience in your meeting.
Our Experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here to Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, at no fault of your own, you should not be responsible for the consequences of their actions. That’s why it is so important to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Kansas City Lawyers. To learn more or to schedule a FREE consultation, call the Goss Law Firm at 816-527-8658 today.