How to Get Ready for Your Personal Injury Consultation During the Pandemic


October 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t showing signs of slowing down and it’s changing the way everyone does business across the country. During the days before the pandemic, clients used to be able to meet with their personal injury lawyers in person to discuss their case and find out if they have grounds for a lawsuit. However, with the virus still running rampant and case numbers increasing by the day, we’re doing things a bit differently. Instead of meeting in person, you’ll need to meet over the phone or through a video chatting platform. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for that call ahead of time.

Gather the Necessary Documents
Whether you’re speaking with an attorney in person or over video chat, you’ll want to make sure you have all the relevant documentation on hand before the appointment. Gather your documents before the appointment starts. This should include any insurance claims you’ve filed, medical documents, and anything else you think might be relevant to your case. Remember, it’s always best to have more information than you need so you don’t have to waste time hunting for documents during the call.

Get to Know Your Video Chat Program
If you’ve scheduled a video chat, you’ll want to make sure you’re familiar with how to use the program before your appointment. If you’ve used it before, make sure your computer, tablet, or phone is running the latest version of the program. If it’s not, update it before the call. If you’ve never used it before, ask a friend or family member to have a practice call with you. This will allow you to adjust the lighting, sound, and find the best spot to talk to your attorney before the big day. If you have any issues with the program, you’ll be able to troubleshoot before the appointment so you’ll get the most out of each minute with your lawyer.

Write Down Your Questions

It’s normal to have questions about your case. Unfortunately, those questions can get forgotten during the appointment. Instead of leaving things up to chance, try to write down any questions you want to ask ahead of time. Keep them on a notepad or use a note-taking app on your phone so you can jot them down as they come even when you’re not home. Don’t hesitate to ask anything during your consultation, even if the questions seem overly simple. It’s your attorney’s job to run through things with you and make sure you have the necessary information at your fingertips. 

Now You’re Ready for the Consultation
Video chats and phone calls are the best way to meet with your attorney during the pandemic. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be ready for your call in no time. Once you’re speaking with your attorney, don’t hesitate to ask questions and get any clarification you need to better understand your legal situation. Mark A. Simon Attorney at Law is here to help you with all of your personal injury case needs. Reach out today to make an appointment. 
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