Beginning a legal claim can seem daunting if you’ve never had to hire a lawyer before but at Brisbane Injury Lawyers, we take pride in offering the highest standard of assistance throughout claims. We aim to make every client feel completely comfortable and confident in their claim, so read on to learn more about what’s involved in the process.
Preparation is Key for Consultations
The more prepared you are for your initial meeting, the quicker your lawyer will be able to understand your issue and recommend how to proceed. Bring any documents that are relevant to your case, and make copies so that you can leave these with your lawyer for further study. Make sure to take notes during your consultation so that you can refer back to them if you forget any details or need clarification of what was said later on. During an initial meeting, you may feel as though you are trying to process an overwhelming amount of new information or complicated legal jargon so you’ll be glad to have notes to look over later on.
Your meeting will generally start with you explaining every detail of your case and it is crucial to be completely honest. The more your lawyer knows about the situation, the better equipped they are to help you win your case. Remember that the conversations you have will be private and protected by confidentiality laws. If you need to discuss sensitive information, you are in a safe place.
Understand Your Fees and Obligations
During your initial consultation, make sure you know what your financial obligations are and what the potential costs of pursuing your case could be. At Brisbane Injury Lawyers, there are no initial payments required so there is no risk in attending a consultation. During this meeting, your lawyer will explain our client agreement with you so you can comprehend any outlays and professional fees that could apply.
Listen to Your Lawyer
Your lawyer will have a system of questions to ask and it can be unclear how these may be relevant to your case – but remember that they are here to help you. Once you have explained your situation, listen carefully to your lawyer. Their judgements and advice are based on legal training and experience and our team at Brisbane Injury Lawyers will always have your best interests at heart.
Clarify What Will Happen Next
Before you leave your initial consultation, be certain to understand the next step and whether your lawyer needs any further information or action from you in order to proceed. If your lawyer gives you advice on how to proceed, make sure you follow this up promptly. If you are unclear on any aspect of what has been discussed, ask questions to make sure you are both on the same page and clarify any legal terminology that you’re unsure about.
For a no-obligation consultation with your Brisbane Injury Law experts, call us on 07 3171 9315 or visit our contact page to book a consult online or talk to a live chat operator now.