Many of our potential clients want to know what to expect and more about the process when they visit our law firm. We’ve put together the following guide, so you’ll have a good idea of how the process works and what to expect during all phases of your case.
We also understand that each person’s situation is unique, and we will take the time to listen to your story and explain all your legal options.
Setting Up the Initial Consultation
When you contact the Bell & Washington Law Firm in Atlanta by form or phone call, we will gladly set up an initial consultation for you. How does that work, you may ask? Well, with technology becoming more advanced and the reality that is COVID-19 today, there are many creative ways to meet.
First and foremost, we want your initial consultation to be convenient and comfortable for you. Therefore, we can meet you at the office by appointment or we can discuss the specifics of your case over the phone or by Zoom meeting.
During the Initial Consultation
During the initial consultation, it is time to ask your questions and see if our law firm is the right fit for you. During this consultation, we will provide an overview of the law in Georgia as it pertains to your case, review your facts and circumstances, discuss potential legal strategies, give you an idea of what to expect in terms of cost and answer any other questions you may have.
It’s best to come prepared to discuss important details about your case, such as the date of the incident, who was involved, and what happened.
Documents to Bring: It is important to bring any documents that are related to your case. This may include police reports, medical records, photos, witness statements, or anything else that you think could be helpful.
Please keep in mind that the initial consultation is not a time to sign any legal documents and no attorney-client relationship is created until we mutually agree to move forward with representation.
Retaining Bell & Washington for Your Legal Representation
If after meeting with us, you choose to retain Bell & Washington for your legal representation, we will take the following steps:
- We will draft a retainer agreement that memorializes the representation and outlines our agreed-upon fee.
- Once you sign the retainer agreement, we immediately begin working on your case.
- We will stay in contact with you by the communication you choose (e.g, email, phone, text) and keep you apprised of all important developments.
Please keep in mind that there are some limited circumstances where we may not be able to take on a new client, such as conflicts of interest or if we are already representing someone in your situation. If that is the case, we will do our best to refer you to another reputable law firm.
Steps Leading up to the Settlement or Trial
The steps leading up to the settlement or trial can be long and arduous, and they can also vary, depending on the specifics of your case and the area of practice.
More importantly, our team is here to guide you through every step of the process. We will stay in contact with you and meet with you as needed, so you always feel in control of what is happening in your case.
From the initial consultation to final disposition, the attorneys at Bell & Washington have more than 50 combined years of experience we will use to help you with your case.
If a settlement is reached, we will work diligently to get the best possible outcome for you and your family. However, if your case proceeds to trial, we are fully prepared to zealously represent your interests in court.
Whatever the outcome of your case, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of representation and support.