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What Happens in a Free Consultation?
Many of the people we represent at Baron & Budd had never even talked to a lawyer before, much less gone through a free consultation. If you are thinking of taking some sort of legal action, but you have no experience doing so, here is some information that will give you an idea of what to expect when you first talk to your attorney.
How It Works
In most cases, the initial consultation will consist of the attorney reviewing the specific facts of your case and clearly spelling out all of your legal options. The consultation will usually take place in the attorney’s office, but there are times where it can occur over the phone or in the client’s home. It is very important that you know the attorney will have to keep your discussion confidential.
Preparing for Your Consultation
There are a few things you’ll need to do in order to prepare for your talk with the attorney. For example, you’ll need to either bring, or have handy, any documents that pertain to your case. These could include written statements, medical records, insurance information and more. You may also want to bring photographs if they are applicable.
But you’ll also want to have a list of questions to ask the attorney. The better informed you are, the better off you will be when it comes to making a decision about your legal representation. Here are just a few of the questions to ask:
- What type of experience do you have in cases such as mine?
- What’s your track record of success in those cases?
- Will my case have to go to trial, or is there a chance that a settlement will be offered?
- How much compensation could I potentially be awarded if my case is successful?
- How long do these types of cases typically take before they are resolved?