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Tips on Preparing for Your Initial Meeting with a Georgia Car Accident Attorney

The thought of speaking with an injury attorney following your accident may be anxiety-inducing. Or maybe it’s that you are so busy dealing with the fallout from the accident, that the last thing you want to do is pay a visit to a lawyer at his office. Whatever the reason is, knowing what to expect from the meeting, along with what you should bring with you, can help ease your mind, allowing you to begin pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Keep Track of Information Related to Your Accident

Personal injury lawsuits are won or lost based on the quality of the supporting evidence. The more evidence relating to your case that you can bring to your meeting, the better your chances are of receiving the maximum possible compensation.

When it comes to your first meeting with an attorney, you want to bring the following:

  • A written police report

  • The date and time of the accident

  • The accident location

  • How the accident took place

  • Any photographs you have of the accident

  • Medical bills

  • Medical records

  • Any other information you have relating to the crash

The more information you have for your Georgia car accident attorney, the stronger the case they can build in your defense.

Gather a List of Questions

You are meeting with an attorney to discuss your situation. Meaning that the attorney is there to answer your questions and concerns. Creating a list of questions for your meeting will ensure that all of your questions are answered and that nothing gets missed. Additionally, this will give you a good understanding of your potential attorney’s knowledge of your accident, which will help you determine if they’re a good fit for you.

Some good questions to ask your attorney are:

  • Have you worked with my type of case before? What was the outcome?

  • Have you gone to trial before?

  • How do you communicate? Do you prefer email? Would you rather call? How quickly does your firm reply?

Make a Decision

Your initial consultation with an attorney should usually be enough to decide whether or not they are a good fit for you. Before making a decision, be sure to ask yourself a few of these questions:

  • Did you like the staff? Were the staff members respectful, well-mannered, and genuinely seemed to enjoy where they work? This is a good sign that the firm is ethical, good at what they do, and truly cares about seeing people succeed.

  • Did you feel comfortable speaking with the lawyer? You will be working closely for the next few weeks to months with the attorney you choose. You want to be sure they are someone you are comfortable around.

  • Is the attorney affordable? At The Abrego Law Firm, our team works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing until you win. However, this is not how all firms operate. You want to be sure that the cost of hiring your attorney fits into your budget.

If you’ve been in an accident and you need to speak with someone about what options are available, The Abrego Law Firm is here for you. Give us a call today (404) 334-3324 for more information, or how we can get you started on recovering over a free consultation.