The reason why you should prepare before meeting with an attorney if you have to be ready to answer his questions to make him understand your case. You should work together as a team to succeed and that means that you should share the same information that will help both of you.
Your task in this situation is to provide a full story of what has happened. The facts should be described in a chronological order. Try to remember as many details as you can. Be ready to describe the place, people around etc. Your lawyer has to be able to feel like he was there with you. Prepare the documents that are related to your case and might be helpful for an attorney to understand your situation.
Focus on the details
Some minor details that may seem unimportant to you may be the key for an attorney that will lead your case to the win. For a professional every detail is an opportunity for solving your problem. It’s up to you what to reveal to your lawyer, but you should keep in mind that he will visualize the place of the accident according to your story. Don’t forget to indicate the witnesses, as they may be the key moment in the investigation of your case.
Try to be honest
Just don’t lie to your lawyer. This is a basic rule in a conversation between you and a person who represents your interests in court. Remember that he is the one who can help you and lie to him will only lead to bigger problems at the end. Think about you both as a team. Tell him the good and the bad and don’t add any fictional information and facts thinking that this will help. The only way your attorney will give you the right guidance and advises is to have the same information shared with you.
Don’t mind asking for clarification
Don’t feel dumb, if you don’t understand all the terms that your lawyer uses. You don’t have to be a specialist to understand them. Just ask for an explanation of one term or another. It is his job to make sure you understand what you should do. It will be the wrong decision trying to guess the meaning by yourself. The final goal of your cooperative work is to understand your situation fully and what steps to do.
Keep your attorney informed
It is understood that everything in your case may change. As sooner you inform your lawyer about new updates, the better the outcome will be. Sometimes it takes some time to change the course of your deal, if some new details have popped up. Of course, sometimes the changes can lead to a quicker and better result, but it is better to understand that things may also turn worse than they used to be. It is just a business ethics to keep in touch with your partners and your attorney is exactly one of them.