Preparing: Civil Rights Injury Assessment

Preparing: Civil Rights Injury Assessment

If you have experienced having your civil rights violated and sustaining injury at the same time, you likely have strong grounds upon which to file at least one kind of legal action. Navigating the legal system in the wake of such injustice is not easy. However, investing your time and energy in seeking justice will not only serve to hopefully bring you some peace of mind and to allow you to benefit from compensation to which you are entitled, it will also hopefully help to ensure that others do not experience the kinds of indignities that you have had to face so unjustly.

Because personal injury civil rights cases are so complex, it is important not to attempt to advocate on your own behalf unless you happen to be a lawyer who specializes in representing clients who face indignities and injustices like the ones you’re currently navigating. There is simply too much at stake to risk getting any aspect of your legal strategy wrong. Therefore, it is a good idea to schedule a confidential, risk-free legal consultation with an experienced civil rights injury attorney located in your area.

Getting Ready for Your Consultation

As an experienced civil rights injury lawyer in Oregon – including those who practice at Andersen Morse & Linthorst – can confirm, the primary purposes of a legal consultation are threefold. First, meeting with an attorney will allow you to ask questions and to voice concerns so that you are better prepared to make informed decisions about your legal situation. Second, consultations serve as an interview of sorts. When meeting with an attorney, you can assess whether you appreciate their approach to representation or not. Assessing a lawyer in this way essentially allows you to try their approach on for size and to see if it fits your needs before you hire anybody to represent your interests. Finally, consultations allow attorneys to begin strategizing on behalf of someone who has been wronged, even before they have been hired to represent them. This allows a prospective client the opportunity to see how a lawyer might handle their case moving forward.

When preparing for a legal consultation, take time to physically write down your questions and concerns. Making this effort well better ensure that you don’t spend your valuable time trying to remember what you were going to say. Also, take some time to gather any documentation that might better help the attorney to understand the ins and outs of your case. Doing so will help to ensure that you receive truly personalized legal guidance.