Hiring a personal injury attorney is similar to other major life decisions or financial investments.
You should be able to consider your options and feel assured that it’s the right decision. It’s certainly not something you want to do on an impulse.
While it is possible to settle a car accident or slip and fall claim without a lawyer, you may be able to recover far more compensation with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer representing you.
Your lawyer’s top priority must be your best interest, taking your time to a settlement, so they have an income to continue their practice. One can never rush into a great outcome.
At Pacific West Injury Law, we understand how much your future depends on the outcome of your personal injury lawsuit. If we represent you, we will aggressively advocate for your legal rights and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Many people who call our Las Vegas Personal injury law firm to schedule a consultation often ask us how to prepare to meet with a personal injury lawyer. You can make the most of your time with your attorney by being prepared. Below, we will explain what to expect during the initial meeting with an attorney and how you can prepare for it.
Opportunity To Learn More About Each Other
Your initial consultation is like an interview. You will get to ask questions to the attorney, and the attorney will get to know you and your case better. Avoid attorneys who send a paralegal or a junior lawyer to meet with you during the initial consultation because they are too busy to make time for the initial meeting.
During this initial meeting, you will get the opportunity to share details of your accident or injury. Reasonable attorneys will listen carefully to determine how they can help you and whether you have a valid claim. When sitting face-to-face with the attorney, you will understand who they are and how they might handle your case.
Brush Up On The Facts
The attorney must know the events that led to your accident or injury. Where were you? What were you doing? Your relationship to the defendant, if any? Were there any warning signs of danger?
Taking notes immediately after your accident can help you present every detail of the unfortunate incident understandably and unambiguously to the attorney.
Bring Important Evidence
An attorney will expect you to have only some evidence at this stage in your case. However, you can collect and compile documents related to the accident. You may bring photographs of the scene, police reports, medical records, contact information of any witnesses, and any other proof to support your case to share with the attorney.
Make A List Of Questions You May Want To Ask The Attorney
If you want to make the most of your meeting with your personal injury attorney, it is a good idea to come prepared with questions. It is also helpful to take notes during the session.
Click on the link below to learn about some common questions clients ask us during their first consultation.
It would help if you also were prepared to discuss your work situation and income. If your injuries have caused you to miss work or earn less money, this will be important information for your attorney to understand.
Follow Your Attorney’s Advice And Take Action On It
Your lawyer may advise that you take specific actions, for example – seeing a specialist to assess your injuries, or specifically not taking specific actions, for instance – discussing your case with the insurance claims adjuster or posting about your accident on social media.
Your attorney’s advice will be aimed at protecting the value of your claim, obtaining the best possible outcome, or/and upholding your best interests. If you have questions or concerns about what to do, don’t hesitate to discuss them with your attorney.
Pacific West Injury Law – Adored By Clients, Respected By Insurers, And Envied By Other Firms
Please remember that the initial consultations at Pacific West Injury Law are friendly conversations. We want to learn more about you and for you to know more about us.
An initial consultation with most personal injury lawyers is often seen as a daunting prospect that can add to the already distressing situation, but not with us.
Please feel free to ask us any questions. The initial consultation is free. Whether you have ten or fifty questions, we will answer all of them. We will also have many questions for you. We don’t expect you to know the answers to every question we ask. It’s acceptable to say, “I need to think about it,” or “I don’t know.”
We will be more than happy to discuss our record of success in personal injury cases.
You can speak with our lawyers directly as your case progresses. Our office answers phone calls and other communication requests on a timely basis.
Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers are relentless in securing maximum compensation through verdicts and settlements for victims of negligent acts in Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas. We’re respected by insurers and defense lawyers for our dedication and commitment to our clients, rigorous preparation, persuasive skills, and ability to conduct trials in court with poise and tact.
If you want us to represent you In a personal injury case, we will prepare a contingency fee agreement at the end of the initial meeting.
Contact A Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries and damages due to the negligence and carelessness of someone else in Las Vegas, Henderson, or North Las Vegas, talk to an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer immediately. We have years of experience and a thorough understanding of Nevada personal injury laws to put behind your case.