A consultation with a Dallas accident attorney is an important step in securing legal representation. Attorneys offer free consultations to attract new clients and offer potential clients the opportunity to learn more about their legal rights and options in civil and criminal matters.
Keep a few things in mind about free consultations offered by attorneys. First, these meetings do not count as actual legal representation, and whatever the attorney tells a potential client during a consultation does not constitute legal advice. The client relays facts about his or her issue to the attorney, and the attorney interprets those facts and provides his or her professional insight into the client’s case. Legal representation does not officially begin until the client and attorney sign a contract agreeing to representation.
If you plan to take advantage of an attorney’s offer for a free consultation, you should bring several items to the meeting.
Even seemingly straightforward civil claims can become very complex, and it is important to provide a potential attorney with as much information as possible so he or she can give you an accurate interpretation of your situation. For civil claims, bring the following items to your consultation:
It is also a good idea to develop a list of questions for a potential attorney. Hiring an attorney is usually expensive; therefore, you need to know that you will get your money’s worth from his or her representation.
The primary goal of a free consultation is for the lawyer to assess the facts of your situation and inform you of the best possible legal remedies to the situation. However, you should also take this time to ask several questions so you can hire an attorney with greater confidence. You should ask these questions during your free consultation:
Fielding Law accepts clients in civil cases throughout Texas, so contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Once we know more details about your legal matter, we can let you know how our firm can help.