“He clothes his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.” Job 36:32
Whether it be due to a personal injury or a homeowners insurance dispute, there may come a time when you need to work with an attorney. There are numerous benefits to working with an experienced attorney, the primary reason being that you’ll have someone fighting for you to recover damages and compensation. While working with an attorney, it’s important to prepare and know how to help make the process as smooth as possible so you can arrive at your desired resolution.
If you’re currently looking to hire an attorney, read on for some things to know about the process and helpful tips to make it as smooth as possible.
Prepare for the consultation
Before you officially hire an attorney, you’ll have a consultation. At this point, you’ll discuss your situation with the attorney and they will usually determine if you have a strong case. Be sure to prepare for the consultation by coming with questions, sharing any evidence you have, and discussing legal fees.
Know about attorney-client privilege
When you enter into a working relationship with an attorney, you’ll have what’s called attorney-client privilege. This means that communication between you and your lawyer is confidential. The purpose of this is to ensure clients get full, accurate legal advice because they are encouraged to disclose everything to their attorney.
Keep open and thorough communication
Going off of attorney-client privilege, it’s important to always be honest and forthcoming with your lawyer. Throughout your time working with them, it’s absolutely paramount that you keep open communication. Keep your attorney informed, and be ready to answer any questions they have.
Listen to your attorney’s counsel
You hire an attorney for their expertise, advice, and counsel, so it’s imperative that you carefully consider the advice given. Your attorney has represented clients before you, so his/her advice is likely going to be in your best interest and vital to your success. It’s also important to keep your expectations in check and know that an attorney won’t be able to make all problems go away, but they will fight for you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Be as responsive as possible
When it comes to lawsuits, time is often of the essence. Be as responsive as possible to your attorney, making sure that they have any information or documentation that they request. The more prompt you can be in making sure your lawyer has what they need from you, the smoother the process will be for you.
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Dedication to clients is what makes a great attorney. That’s why Brooke Boltz puts her clients first and treats them like family, making it a point to be there for them every step of the way. A highly experienced attorney, Brooke is ready to take on any personal injury or home insurance case. Review her areas of practice here.
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