If you are facing any kind of court or litigation, you need to make your lawyer’s job as easy as possible. Here are some ways to do just that.
Tell Your Lawyer Everything
Don’t lie or withhold facts. Just tell the truth. The more your lawyer knows, the less likely you are to be “blindsided” during litigation.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
If there is something you don’t understand, ask. Whether it’s a legal term or some form of advice, make sure that you understand everything.
Tell Your Lawyer What You Want
Tell your lawyer exactly what you want or expect them to do for you. Don’t make them guess. If they can’t do it and have a better chance at a positive outcome doing something different, they will tell you.
Hire the Right Lawyer
If you can’t understand or talk to your lawyer, or you just feel uncomfortable, get someone else. Make sure that you can freely and easily communicate and that you feel your best interests are being watched out for.
Make a list of essential information and questions you may have before you meet your lawyer. Especially if being charged by the hour, get right down to business. Don’t waste your time, their time or your money.
Talk about Money First
Make sure you know how much you can reasonably expect to get out of the case and how much you are going to be charged by your lawyer. Go over your bill immediately.
Have Realistic Expectations
Don’t expect your lawyer to perform miracles. They can help you immensely but they can’t always get the result you would prefer. Discuss this with your lawyer and see what they think they can do for you.
Hire Bradford Legal
At Bradford Legal, we are proactive at communication. We always let you know where you stand in plain English. We will let you know what we can do and what you can reasonably expect for the outcome.
We have a wealth of experience in all facets of personal injury litigation, such as workers compensation, motor vehicle accident claims and more. If you have been injured and you think you are entitled to compensation, put the odds in your favour. Call one of our lawyers today for more information: 1300 738 303.