Your First Meeting with a Lawyer: What to Expect
If you’ve been injured in an accident, or if you believe you have a medical malpractice case, it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Many people are unsure of what to do when they first meet with a lawyer, but don’t worry – we’re here to help! In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to prepare for your first meeting with our lawyers at Wilkerson, Jones and Wilkerson. We stand ready to help.
First and foremost, all of our initial consultations are FREE! We won’t ask you for a penny to assess your case and to give you the advice that you will need on whether or not to pursue your personal injury or medical malpractice case. We can’t guarantee a specific outcome of any case, but we can share our professional opinion once we get a snapshot of your case.
Second, write down the specifics of your case. If you’ve been injured, share all of the who, what, when, where and why details.
- Who was the person at fault?
- What happened (in specific detail)?
- When did this injury occur? Dawn, daytime, nighttime, twilight, exact time? What was the weather like? Are there any extenuating circumstances?
- Where did your injury take place? At a store, in a car, on the job?
- Why did this injury occur? Did you slip on a wet floor? Did you fall? Were you in a car accident?
- Is there anything else that you can remember that would be important to your case?
Third, compile any documentation of your accident or medical malpractice. This includes medical bills, accident reports, communications with your employer or insurance company and any other paperwork that you may have.
If you believe that you have been injured in a medical malpractice case, remember to bring all medical records that show the condition or injury that was to be repaired as well as operation documentation and post-operative care forms. These documents will help us get a better understanding of your case and how we can help you.
Lastly, please bring any questions that you may have about your case. We want to make sure that you understand what is happening every step of the way, and we’re happy to answer any questions that you may have. Once we have the opportunity to review your case specifics, we will talk with you about your desired outcome. We will also share with you possible outcomes of your case. Finally, we will discuss financial fees associated with your case.
We understand that meeting with a lawyer for the first time can be overwhelming, but we hope that we have helped to prepare you for your initial consultation. If you or someone you know has been injured in a personal injury accident or a medical malpractice case, we can help.
At Wilkerson, Jones and Wilkerson, we’re BIG enough to fight but small enough to care. Let us help you get back to your life while we fight for you.
Call us today at 803-324-7200 to schedule your FREE case consultation.