After getting into any kind of car accident, everyone knows that you should get medical treatment, take pictures of the accident and, of course, contact an attorney. But once you speak to an attorney, what happens? When you choose someone to represent you, how much control do you have?
Everyone in Ohio and the rest of the country has the right to use the legal system to get the compensation they deserve after an injury. The relationship you have with your attorney after you’ve hired them is somewhat up in the air. That doesn’t have to sound scary. All this means is you get to decide what you want from your attorney.
What do you want from your attorney?
The claims process is a part of how you reclaim your control after an accident. You might feel out of your depth, but that’s the wrong mindset. Put yourself in the driver’s seat and ask yourself:
- Do I want to be involved in every step?
- Do I want a fast process?
- What is my goal?
- How far am I willing to go?
These seem like simple questions to answer, but they can guide you through what may be a particularly trying moment. For some people, it may be that they want an attorney who will do everything and tell them how it turned out when it’s all over. Others may want an attorney that keeps in contact with them throughout the entire process from beginning to end.
You deserve the best possible service
It is, above all other things, service that best makes a difference for a claim and a client. Honest, straight-forward professional communication is a hallmark of excellent service. You want to know everything you are facing, timelines and the chances for success. The more you know, the better prepared you are to make the right decisions for your personal injury claim.