How to Ensure Your Attorney-Client Relationship is Successful

January 26, 2023

When you’re hurt and in need of compensation, you need a lawyer that can meet your needs and help you recover. But you may be unsure how to build a successful attorney-client relationship. What should you expect? 

If you’re seeking out a lawyer and you’re unsure how to build that relationship, check out the steps below. 

Find the Right Attorney for Your Claim

Once you’ve made the decision that it’s time to find some legal counsel, you are ready to start your search. But where to look? Between all the ads on televisions, billboards, and radio stations, it can all feel overwhelming.

Here are a few options to help you narrow down the best fit for legal representation for you. 

Personal Referrals

A great place to start is by asking your loved ones if they have any referrals. An attorney that your loved ones trust and have experience with can make the whole process feel less daunting. Just be sure to do your own research. 

Convenience and Affordability

Other things to consider include the convenience of your attorney’s physical office location, how they charge, and how long your case may take.

Fortunately, personal injury lawyers like ours make affordability easy. We work on a contingency fee, which means our payment is a percentage of your settlement, not an out-of-pocket fixed expense. If your case isn’t a success, you don’t have to pay. 

Establishing a Strong Foundation

You can almost always meet your prospective attorney before you make any final hiring decisions. It is not uncommon to speak with multiple lawyers before deciding on one to work with. Most attorneys will even offer a free consultation so that you can ensure that you will be a good fit together.

It is also wise to check your potential representation’s website. Read their reviews, see what others have to say, and keep those things in mind before you make your decisions. 

Once you have made your choice, be sure to actively communicate with your attorney. They cannot help you unless you tell them the truth, even the parts you’d rather leave out.

Responding in a timely manner to your attorney’s requests for further information, such as records, documents, or verifications, will save you and your attorney a lot of trouble.

Additionally, it is wise to discuss expectations at the beginning of your time together, so that you are both on the same page. Your attorney can’t predict the outcome and value of your case with pinpoint accuracy. They do, however, have years of experience with cases similar to yours, which they can use to inform their predictions.

Remember as best you can that your attorney is on your side. They may not always tell you the news you want to hear, but their entire job is to advocate for you and your best interests. With clear and respectful communication, your attorney-client relationship is bound to succeed.

Seek Out the Right Lawyer for Your Claim

Dyson Law, PLLC takes great pride in offering compassionate, professional legal representation throughout whatever life can throw at you. Offering free consultations, Dyson Law, PLLC is ready to help you discover the way forward today. 

We’re ready for your consultation. Simply call 561-498-9979 today or fill out a convenient online form to request a free consultation.