You’ve spent hours researching and interviewing potential attorneys to handle your legal issues. Now that you’ve selected a lawyer, you may be wondering what to expect.
Before getting to work on your case, your attorney needs all of your information. Be prepared to supply your phone number, address, employer information, and the best way to contact you. After all of this has been given to the law firm, the basics of your legal issues also need to be provided. If you have evidence, documents, or bills, now is the time to present them to your attorney.
Beginning the Process
Once your attorney has all of the basic information needed to start your case, they will begin working on your case in earnest. Even though you may have provided evidence and information, most attorneys also collect evidence and try to reconstruct the injury or accident. They may also interview witnesses or consult with experts as they pertain to your case.
Dealing with Insurance Companies and Lawyers
Once your attorney feels that they have the facts of your case, they begin seeking recompense. They may contact the insurance companies involved and negotiate with the other attorneys involved. Your attorney knows exactly how to handle adjusters and other claims issues, making it easier for you to let them handle things.
Depending on the extent of your injury, you may receive a settlement offer fairly quickly. Your attorney will help you weigh your options. It’s in their best interest to ensure that you get the best offer possible.
Hiring the right attorney to handle your injury claim is just the first step. Once you’ve found someone you trust, the process of receiving the settlement you deserve can begin.