One of the most important steps for finding a great brain injury lawyer is the interview process. There are almost 1 million lawyers in the United States right now. It is essential to interview several lawyers just before you hire one to make absolutely sure that these people currently have the experience and expertise in not only personal injury but specifically in head injury law. Beyond these factors, you should be able to feel like the lawyer is on “your side” and is looking out for your interests.
For example, if murder is the charge, then don’t make the mistake of hiring a lawyer that specilizes in DUI cases only. Be specific about the charges against you so you can determine if a particular lawyer will be your best help or not.
There are approximately six stages of financial management. To master each stage and move on to the next, we need to apply certain strategies. Each stage has its own strategies, or rules. Follow the rules for the stage you are in and you cannot go wrong. Break the rules and you may fail. These stages are natural to success and when you understand them and apply the right strategies, you cannot fail. It is simple and it works.
That search however, can be tedious and tricky, and is often fraught with difficulty. Feeling completely confident that you’ve found the right person is often the hardest part of all, which is why we’ve compiled a list to ascertain that you actually have…
NOT ASKING TO READ A DOCUMENT BEFORE YOU SIGN IT. Whether it’s the fee agreement, a lease, an affidavit or a pleading, just because the document is presented to you by your lawyer, does not mean you should not read it carefully and ask questions about anything you do not understand. If the document is not correct or contains errors or omissions, you should bring those to the attention of your financial management.
In the first few months, do you have enough working capital to tide you over before you start making money? Will you be able to survive and meet all your payments?
Lawyers are not protected under the FDCPA. They can be, and as a practical matter the one suing you probably is, a debt collector. However, if the lawyer is representing an original creditor and acting in its name, he will be treated as an original creditor. If you are being sued by a debt collector, chances are good that the lawyer is also a debt collector, you can pretty much count on it. He can be sued for things he does wrong.
Don’t feel pressured to hire the attorney during the initial consultation. Take a few days to think about the meeting, and interview other attorneys. Once you decide on an attorney you will set up another appointment to sign a representation agreement and take care of any retainer or deposit requirements. The representation agreement is the contract between you and your attorney. Read it carefully and ask the lawyer to explain anything you do not understand.