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Understand Client-Attorney Expectations So You Get You the Settlement You Deserve

In the event of a car accident, slip and fall incident, or another personal injury case, you and your attorney are a team, working to reach the goal of obtaining the settlement you deserve for your injuries. This partnership is reinforced by good communication and a clear understanding of what each of you expects from one another. Your personal attorney should work hard to investigate your case and negotiate a just settlement, competently represent you, and contacting you frequently about the status of your case.

lawyer meeting clientsSimilarly, your attorney has a right to certain expectations about how you will act in terms of helping him prove your case.

What Does Your Attorney Expect From You in a Personal Injury Case?

Just like you want your attorney to provide expert consultation and service, you want to be a good client for him. Some common expectations your lawyer may have of you include:

  • Not lying. If you're untruthful, there's a good chance it could hurt his ability to settle your claim for what you are owed.
  • Maintaining a professional relationship
  • Abiding by the guidelines in the retainer agreement or contract you signed.
  • Gathering all evidence and other necessary documents, and prepare any timeline or written narrative your attorney requests.
  • Keeping him copied on any new evidence you discover.
  • Following his advice.
  • Understanding that he's representing other clients.
  • Replying to his requests for information in a timely fashion.
  • Keeping him updated on the status of your medical treatment and prognosis.
  • Informing him as soon as possible if you're unable to attend any hearings in your case.
  • You pay all bills  on time.


Do you need an attorney’s assistance with a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, slip and fall accident, or other personal injury case? Call our office to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.