New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney: How to Prepare for Your First Remote Consultation
Consulting with your New Jersey remote personal injury attorney from Rossetti & DeVoto, PC, is an important step to taking any legal action. Your lawyer is the person who is supposed to help you navigate the law and ensure that you create a case that will give you the best possible chance to win your lawsuit.
These are unprecedented times that we are living in, and though we have all become increasingly familiar with the technology and customs that allow us to interact with each other from a distance, there are still certain ways that you must prepare prior to meeting with your New Jersey remote personal injury attorney.
In some instances, how you prepare to meet remotely is very similar or the same as how you would prepare to meet in person. In others, however, the preparation differs. It is important to be aware of these differences and to plan accordingly.
Understand the technology
This is where the preparation most differs between the new era that we live in and the pre-pandemic times. Before, you would have been meeting face to face. Now, these meetings with your New Jersey remote personal injury attorney are online. It sounds basic, but having technical difficulties during an important meeting can be discouraging. We typically use Zoom to conduct any remote client meetings. We invite you to the meeting by email and you need only click on the link to enter the meeting at the appropriate time. You do not have to download anything and all technical aspects are handled by us. It’s simple and efficient.
There’s often a lot of paperwork that goes into preparing to meet with a lawyer. You are going to want to gather anything relevant to the case: hospital bills, photos from the accident, letters or emails from insurance companies, any reports from the police, relevant insurance policies, etc. Be ready to answer any questions based on the documents. If you have any communication with your attorney before the consultation, ask if they want you to send over necessary documents via email or fax.
It is important to know what you want to ask the attorney about your case. Write down any specific questions you might have and be ready with a laptop or a notepad with a way to write down their answers. In case you are limited by time, know which questions are the most pressing to you and which ones you want to ask first in case you can’t get to them all.
Ask about payment
In addition to asking questions about the case, you also might want to ask about legal fees and costs. Knowing how much the attorney will cost is important before you sign any contracts or make any commitments. Lawsuits can take a long time to come to fruition, so hiring a lawyer is often a long-term commitment. Our law firm works on a contingent fee basis so you do not pay us anything until and unless you win.
Ask about law firm experience and how we work
We welcome questions about our credentials, experience, our and how our cases change the lives of our clients every day. No question will go unanswered. We want our clients to be informed and to be completely comfortable throughout the entire process, including the selection us as your attorney. So ask away!
Schedule a Remote Consultation with Rossetti & DeVoto, PC, Today
Talking with a New Jersey remote personal injury attorney from Rossetti & DeVoto, PC, about your situation is greatly important, and preparing for the meeting is just as crucial. Your attorney needs to understand your case to the best of their ability if they are going to help you. If you feel that you have been wrongfully injured or that your injury could have been prevented, talk to a New Jersey remote personal injury attorney about the next steps as soon as possible. Call us today at 856-475-8261 to schedule a free remote consultation.