Are you stressed out about looming court procedures? Maybe you’re sure how to justify your involvement in a car crash? Well, fret not – A free legal consultation can help you determine what it takes to fight your case.
Before you start prepping, here’s what you need to know about getting a FREE legal consultation.
EVERYTHING YOU SAY IS CONFIDENTIAL
When you speak to a lawyer for legal advice, it instantly binds you two in an attorney-client relationship.
Exchange of communications between a lawyer and client are protected by what is known as the ‘legal professional privilege.’ Nobody can compel a lawyer to divulge what a client tells him in confidence – not the courts, not even the police.
However, there are some exceptions to this. So before you share any information with your attorney, ask about the limits to this privilege.
BE READY FOR A LOT OF QUESTIONS
Prepare well for the first meeting; keep in mind to mention every specific detail relevant to the case because you don’t want your attorney to be surprised at trial.
To strengthen your argument, be sure to bring all of the physical and recorded evidence that you have to further help your claims.
DON’T FORGET TO ASK QUESTIONS TOO
The lawyer wants you, but do you want the lawyer? Come prepared with an exhaustive list of questions relevant to your case. Finding the right lawyer for your case requires you to ask the ‘right’ questions.
It will help if you ask questions regarding the attorney’s background, qualifications, the fee arrangement, and specific queries about your case. For example, in a divorce case, ask the attorney what their legal strategy would be for obtaining child custody or alimony.
DO NOT LOOK FOR GUARANTEES
Is your lawyer providing you guarantees? It’s time to RUN! Every experienced lawyer knows that there are risks associated with lawsuits. While many cases seem quite open-and-shut, ballpark estimates based on prior experience would be an excellent call to assure the client of a realistic approach.
THE LAWYER MIGHT NOT ACCEPT YOUR CASE
Again, just because you are there to discuss your situation doesn’t mean that they’ll agree to take your case.
Even if the lawyer chooses not to accept your case, they will most likely provide a referral. So don’t be disappointed.
FEEL FREE TO CONSULT WITH OTHER LAWYERS
Don’t put all your eggs in the same basket!
Just because you are consulting with one lawyer doesn’t mean you cannot schedule consultations with others. Unless you sign a contract, you are allowed to consult with various lawyers.
You might not like some, or some might not agree to fight your case. Always research and explore the best lawyers out there fitting to your circumstance.
It’s time to bring your A-Game!
Once you have consulted with a few attorneys, you should have a good idea of what kind of legal professional you’re looking for to help with your case.
Are you tired of searching for the best law firm? Monks Law Firm might just be your answer.
Schedule a free consultation online today or give us a call at 713-666-6657 to find the answers to all your legal issues.