Preparing to Meet With Your Workers’ Comp Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident and came to realization that you need a workers’ compensation attorney, the next step is hiring the right lawyer. After you’ve done your research and made the proper phone calls, you’ll likely have an initial consultation or meeting set up with your attorney. In this blog, our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney explains how to prepare for your first meeting with a workers’ compensation attorney.
What to Expect
You should approach your consultation the same way you would approach a business meeting or interview. Typically, consultations begin with the attorney asking you for some background information and opening a casual conversation. Don’t be intimidated to ask questions, but allow the lawyer to set the tone of the meeting.
Be Sure to Evaluate
This first meeting is in no way an obligation for you to hire this lawyer. Be sure to come to the meeting prepared with a list of questions, so you have realistic expectations of the attorney and the course your case will take should you hire his or her legal services. It’s during this time that you’ll decide whether or not this attorney is fit to meet your needs.
You should prepare a list of questions to ask, including:
- How much of your practice is devoted to workers’ compensation?
- Will you be handling my case personally?
- Do I have a case?
- How communicative will you be with case updates and developments?
Take a proactive approach by bringing the necessary information with you to your consultation – in order to get an accurate idea of the nature of your case, your attorney will need to know when you were hired, how you were injured, a summary of your medical treatment, and a list of witnesses who may have seen the accident occur.
The legal team at Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, has recovered millions of dollars in successful settlements for clients. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience – should you hire our services, you can trust that we will guide you through the inherent complexities of the legal system.
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