Make the most of your initial consultation with an attorney after an accident.
I embrace the opportunity to tell new clients about my experiences and usually by the time I get done telling war stories the new clients want to politely sign the papers and get out of there. However, when the ink was still wet on my law degree, I simply told new clients of the results that the firm had obtained in such cases, and that I would not have been hired had I not been expected to meet or exceed those expectations.
If you do not feel comfortable with the attorney, do not feel obligated.
Do not be discouraged if the attorney can not tell you how much your case is worth at this early stage. Many things can happen. If you have done the right thing and gone to an attorney right away after an accident it is possible that the ultimate medical document may document injuries of a nature not anticipated at this time. There are many variables to case evaluation. I have addressed this in a separate guide. So, at this early stage, the question simply can not be answered.
You will likely also be required to sign a medical authorization form, allowing the attorney to get copies of your medical records.
It is OK to ask for copies of any document that you sign.
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