What Should You Expect in Your First Meeting With Your Personal Injury and Accident Law Firm?

by Aaron Gartlan

August 21, 2013 | Client Deposition Preparation

In your first meeting with the personal injury and accident lawyer and law firm, you should expect to walk away knowing that there is a plan in place to prove and demonstrate the liability, injuries and damages, and overcome defenses, all in an effort to add value to your case and maximize recovery. Also in that meeting, you should expect to have your questions answered with regard to liability, injuries and damages, and whether or not you have a case in which the lawyer and law firm feel they can add value. In that meeting, you should bring any documents and information that you have relating to the accident, injury, and damages. Each case is different. Therefore, you may not always walk away from that meeting with all of your questions answered completely, but there should at least be a plan in place. The personal injury and accident lawyer and law firm will likely need time to investigate, obtain records, retain experts, locate and interview witnesses and begin the process of trial preparation to completely answer the questions. However, you should be comfortable that your case is in the hands of an experienced personal injury and accident law firm, who has time and effective resources to devise and execute that plan.


Aaron Gartlan is a graduate of Troy University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law who focuses his practice exclusively on representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others. He is member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition to his legal practice, Aaron teaches Business Law as an adjunct instructor at Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and serves as a field artillery sergeant in the Alabama National Guard.

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