INITIAL MEETING WITH POTENTIAL NEW CLIENTS
Warren BELIEVES IN A "NO PRESSURE — NO COST" MEETING
When he meets with the injured person, he wants the potential client to be comfortable with him and he will tell them to make their decision in the comfort of their own home and not in his office. He will not be asking you to retain his law firm or sign anything. If a law firm wants you to sign anything at this initial meeting, you should question why this is necessary.
This initial meeting is a two-way street where Mr. West has to determine if he is the right attorney for the potential client and the potential client has to decide (at home) if he or she wants him as their attorney. He will ask a lot of questions about you and your injuries so he will know how the injuries are impacting your life and your lifestyle. He has met thousands of clients in the past so the only way he can personalize your claim is to see you often and regularly.
Therefore, he does not rely a lot upon emails, but prefers to meet and talk with his clients often. This way, he can keep informed how they are doing, their problems, advise them, and likewise make sure the client always knows what is happening and the current status of their case. If you and Mr. West agree to enter into a client-attorney relationship, he wants to be on a first-name basis with you, so you should call him Warren. Most clients become friends and that is the way it should be.
Always remember that the lawyer’s job is to protect the client’s legal rights and remove potential stressors so the client can focus on getting well. The injured person should focus on healing and following the instructions of their medical providers.
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