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What Can I Expect When I First Meet with My Waldorf, MD, Personal Injury Attorneys?

If you have been injured in an accident here in Waldorf, Maryland, or nearby in other Southern Maryland communities, you will need to hire experienced and top-tier Maryland personal injury attorneys. Call us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Our number is (301) 870-1200. Generally, the first step is to have an initial consultation with your personal injury lawyers. That can sound daunting, but there is nothing to fear; the consultation is confidential, and there are no obligations on your part. Here is what you can expect when you first meet with Waldorf, Maryland, personal injury attorneys.

First, you can expect that the consultation will be very informal, probably in the lawyer’s office or maybe the conference room. You should be at ease and, hopefully, not stressed about the meeting. After all, you are the client, and your Maryland personal injury attorneys are planning to provide you with excellent and competent legal services. You want to be compensated for your injuries, and other damages, and your attorneys want to help you maximize your recovery. Win-win, as the saying goes. There is no set time limit for the meeting, but the meetings generally last from a half hour to an hour.

Next, you can expect to discuss the facts of your accident. That is, essentially, the meeting will involve a discussion of what happened before, during, and after the accident. Topics will include:

  • Where and when did the accident happen? — maybe the weather and road conditions if the accident was a Maryland auto accident
  • Details with respect to how the accident happened and who was involved
  • Review of photos or police reports of other documents (if available)
  • Information on the injuries including ER, hospital and doctor visits
  • Information on other damages suffered because of the accident including, for example, lost wages
  • Information on insurance policies and coverage

Next, you should use the initial meeting as an opportunity to ask a few questions. You want to have confidence in your Maryland personal injury lawyers. Examples of questions you might ask include:

  • What experience do you and your law firm have with handling cases like mine?
  • Can you give me any success stories?
  • How long have you been a personal injury attorney?

It is also important to ask about and understand the fee arrangement (if your case is accepted). Usually, personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means the client pays nothing unless there is a recovery (via an insurance settlement or a court case verdict). If there is a settlement or favorable verdict, then, as their attorneys’ fee, the personal injury lawyers take a fixed percentage from the total (usually one-third).

Finally, you may want to ask about your case. It may be too early for an evaluation, but it might be useful to ask questions like this:

  • Do you think I have a strong case?
  • Are there any weaknesses in my case?
  • How long do you think the case will take before settlement?

Contact Waldorf, MD, Personal Injury Attorney Robert Castro Today

This article has been provided by the Law Office of Robert Castro. For more information or questions, contact our office to speak to an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer at (301) 870-1200. We are Waldorf, MD, Personal Injury lawyers. Our address is 2670 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.