Not everyone is versed in dealing with attorneys. Doing proper research is key before approaching an attorney for assistance.
Preparation is the key. The first meeting sets the tone for how the case will be handled. One of the most important questions to ask right at the beginning is whether the attorney is licensed and registered in the state where the personal injury occurred.
This will determine if the attorney is legally licensed to represent you.
Other questions include the attorney’s experience in handling personal injury cases, the attorney’s accessibility during the case, and the turnaround time for responding to emails. These questions are important and need to be addressed before you choose a personal injury lawyer.
There is more to it than just picking up the phone and calling the first attorney on the call list. There should be a match that is good for both the attorney and the client.