When the time is right for you to contact a disability lawyer, there is no doubt that you want to find the best one possible. But, there are so many options out there, that it can be difficult to figure out exactly what that is. Also, there are more than a few unscrupulous lawyers out there that you need to stay away from as well. Thankfully, it is not hard to find a great disability lawyer in North Carolina. When you go in for your initial intake consultation, just look for the following characteristics.
Being professional goes beyond wearing a suit to the office. Pay attention to how quickly your phone calls and emails are returned. Even though attorneys are frequently busy, the best ones make time for all of their clients, including the new ones and prospective ones.
Your disability attorney should also treat you in a courteous manner. Make sure your attorney takes the time to listen to your story without interruption. If your attorney interrupts you to ask questions that could have been answered simply by listening to you or makes judgments about what you are saying, it is a good indication that this is not the right attorney for you. Further, when you are in a consultation with a lawyer, all attention should be on you. There should be no answering phone calls, checking emails, or any other needless distractions.
A disability attorney worth his or her own salt will never promise an outcome of any kind. To do so is completely unprofessional, unethical, and unfair. Good attorneys will listen to the details you provide and then give you an honest assessment after reviewing the facts. Your attorney should also be willing to offer advice on the best ways to strengthen your case.
Ask pointed questions to determine an attorney’s credentials. Makes sure the attorney you choose is licensed to practice law in the state in which you reside and find out how many cases he or she handles each year.
Some disability attorneys specialize in particular conditions. If your condition will make your case go less smoothly, make sure you choose a lawyer who specializes in that particular condition, or at least has experience is trying those cases.
If you live in North Carolina and are in need of an excellent disability attorney, contact Clauson Law today. We are here to help you.