Will You Be Handling My Case? Reasons Why This is An Important Question to Ask During a Consultation
Before hiring a personal injury lawyer Houston, you should sit down for a consultation with the attorney. During this consultation, there are many important questions to ask the attorney, including questions about their education and their history with cases similar to yours. One of the important questions to ask that you may not know to ask is whether the attorney you are meeting with will be the one handling your case or whether someone else in the firm will be handling the case. Here are a few of the reasons why this is an important question to ask.
Allows You to Determine Who Is Handling Your Claim
When you have your consultation with a personal injury law firm, you may assume that the person that you are meeting with is the attorney who will be handling your claim. However, this is not always the case. Some law firms do have the attorney who will be handling your case sit down for the consultation and discuss the case and their experience with you. But, other firms have any attorney or paralegal who is available at the time take on the consultation. As such, you could be meeting with an attorney who simply did not have court that morning, rather than the actual attorney who will be handling your case. If you do not ask the attorney if they will be handling your case, you may make your decision based solely on that attorney, when in fact, you will never see or work with that attorney again.
Helps You Get a Feel for the Attorney’s Personality
Another reason why it is important to ask if you will be the person handling my case during a consultation is because you want to get a feel for the attorney’s personality who will be handling your case. We have all had people that we don’t get along with or clash with simply because our personalities mesh. The last thing you want is to hire an attorney who you don’t feel comfortable with or have a personality clash with. If the attorney meeting with you during the consultation is not the attorney you will be working with if you retain the law firm, be sure to meet with the attorney you will be working with before signing a retainer.
As you look to hire a personal injury lawyer Houston, it is important to meet with them for a consultation before signing an agreement to retain them. Here at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, LLP, we offer free consultations for personal injury cases. Call us today to schedule yours and let us help you get the money you deserve for your injuries.