3 Simple Ways to Prepare for an Initial Consultation With an Attorney
The purpose of an initial consultation is for us to get to know each other and to see if we’ll work well together. In this meeting, we’ll answer questions you have about the firm, the specific attorney’s experience, and anything else you want to know. Let’s take a look at 3 simple ways you can prepare to have a productive and stress-free initial consultation with a Carabin Shaw Personal Injury Attorney.
Step 1 – Write Down Any Questions You Want Answered
We are professionals who are ultimately here to serve you. Just like if you were preparing for a doctor’s visit, you should write down any questions you would like the attorney to answer. Some suggestions to help you get started include:
- How much experience do you have in this kind of case?
- Do you think my case will go to court?
- What strategy would you use for my case?
- Who will my point of contact for the firm be?
Carabin Shaw employs board-certified attorneys, and our firm has 30 years of experience in personal injury litigation. We won’t just tell you what you want to hear — we’ll evaluate your case honestly based on our expertise and advise the best way forward.
Step 2 – Prepare Copies of Relevant Documents
Our initial consultations are confidential — we do not share your information because we value your privacy, even if you don’t choose us to represent you.
That being said, the following documents establish a baseline for our attorneys to establish the essentials of your case and how to best move forward:
- Your Insurance Policy
- Statements from your bank or insurer that you have paid your premiums
- The negligent party’s contact information
- Police report from the accident
- Medical records, bills, and statements (including mental health, if you wish to file for emotional distress)
- Proof of lost work (paycheck stubs, official statement from employer, etc.)
- Any communication from the other party’s insurance
Make sure you bring copies, not original documents.
Step 3 – Schedule Your Consultation
You’ll want to meet with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident because of the statute of limitations on filing personal injury claims in Texas. When you call to schedule your initial consultation, have your calendar ready so you know when you can meet. This will speed up the process and make everything less stressful for you.
We can meet with you in the hospital if you are seriously hurt and can’t come to see us. So, even if you can’t visit our offices, schedule your consultation anyway.
You’re Ready – Contact Carabin Shaw Today
If you were hurt in an accident in San Antonio or any other areas that we serve, contact Carabin Shaw’s personal injury attorneys today. Schedule your free, no-obligation call at 800-862-1260 or use the live chat at the bottom right of your screen to get started. We look forward to serving you.