So why should you care about some boring Illinois Senate bill? Why should you care that a person severely injured be given their settlement funds in a timely manner? Here is why. It’s because it is not a well-known fact to the public that a case does not just end when a settlement or verdict occurs. No, that is just the beginning.
Many people like to quote stories about the “ridiculous” lawsuits that occur in our country. They cite to various anecdotes that are oft-quoted as the undisputed truth. Only one problem, many “facts” cited about these cases are not the truth, or the stories listed, such as in the “Stella Awards”, are complete fabrications.
Experienced attorneys understand that when a person actually picks up the phone to call a lawyer for the first time, it is in a state of great anxiety. The last thing most people want to do is call a total stranger and bare their soul on some of their life’s deepest problems at the moment. However, attorneys are used to dealing with these situations and they will guide you through the process and help narrow down what legal issue(s) for which you may need assistance. In addition, attorneys are bound by law to keep what you tell them confidential even if you do not enter into an attorney-client relationship. This post is written as a guide to show you what to expect when you call an attorney, what questions to ask and what information and documents you should have ready when you call.