You should discuss with your personal injury attorney the different ways your case could be approached, and whether the attorney would be willing to handle it in the way you prefer. It is important that you have a comfortable working relationship with your personal injury attorney.
An experienced and honest personal injury lawyer will not charge anything for an initial consultation about possibly representing you and your claim. After giving the personal injury attorney a general idea of what your claim is about, there are a few basic things to find out from the attorney at the outset of your first interview. Find out a little bit about the attorney’s background and experience.
Asking to approach a case in a certain way when you first hire your personal injury attorney does not mean that you are stuck with that approach. As the case goes along, you are always free to ask the attorney to change tack.
You may get tired of the whole process and want your personal injury attorney to wrap things up as soon as possible. Or, the cost of taking your case through the lawsuit process may begin to eat up too much of your potential compensation. On the other hand, as the case goes along it may seem to you and your attorney that the odds have improved of obtaining a higher settlement than you originally anticipated, and so you may be willing to have your personal injury attorney fight longer and harder than you were initially.