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December 2, 2020 | Gary Burger

What Should I Expect in My First Meeting with My Personal Injury Lawyer?

Do you know what to expect in your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer? You've been injured due to the negligence of another. After you've addressed your immediate medical needs, you need to start thinking about your legal case. Do you have a personal injury claim? Do you want to file a claim? You deserve to be made whole after the pain and disruption the accident has caused in your life, and for best results, you need to meet with a personal injury lawyer to understand what to expect, what you need to do, and how a lawyer will help.

If you have been injured in an accident and have a personal injury case, you need a personal injury law firm that is willing to work for you. Burger Law is the leading St. Louis area personal injury law firms, staffed with hard-working, experienced paralegals and attorneys. Find out how we can help you by contacting us today at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222.

What Should I Expect in My First Meeting with My Personal Injury Lawyer?

Your initial meeting with a personal injury lawyer is an introduction for both parties - a way for you to learn more about your injury lawyer and their law firm and to introduce your lawyer to the facts of your case. You and your lawyer will likely cover the following topics in your first meeting.

The Facts of Your Personal Injury Case

In order to best represent you, your lawyer must have a complete understanding of the circumstances and events of your injury. This means no surprises and no secrets, which can hurt your case later on. Be prepared to have an honest discussion of your current medical state, how your injuries have affected your life, how the accident happened, how it has affected your life, your doctors' prognosis, and what you've told the insurance company.

The Legal Process

The better you understand the process and know what to expect throughout, the better prepared you will be and the better the outcome will be. A good lawyer knows this and emphasizes how important it is for you to understand what's going on. Your personal injury lawyer will walk you through the general process, answer your questions, and provide you with additional resources to help you understand the process.

Your Role In Your Case

Your personal injury lawyer and their team will do a lot for you and your case, but it is your case, and you play a crucial role. Part of your personal injury attorney's role is to coach you during the length of your case to make sure you maximize your chances of a favorable outcome. Your lawyer will emphasize the importance of receiving medical care and attending appointments as well as being consistent, truthful, and transparent throughout the process.

Establishing Communication

A good relationship between client and attorney means an open channel of communication. Your lawyer may not always be immediately reachable, but a good lawyer will always return your calls and emails. Your law firm should have the support of a proactive, organized, kind, and communicative staff that will always be available to answer your questions and communicate your thoughts and concerns to your attorney. Make sure you leave your first meeting knowing the best way to get in touch with your legal team.

What To Bring To The First Meeting

  • Your health and car insurance information
  • Any medical bills you've received so far
  • Any information you've gathered, like witness statements and contact information, photos of damage, etc.

Schedule Your First Meeting with St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer | Burger Law

When you are looking for legal representation for your injury case, it's ideal to come knowing what expect to your first meeting with your personal injury lawyer. Burger Law understands that you may be coming to us with no background information in how personal injury claims work, and we also hold in high priority educating our clients about the process and preparing them for success. Take it from our real past clients. Schedule an initial appointment to find out how we can help with your case. Call us today at 314-542-2222 or contact us online.