Free Advice for Individuals Seeking Personal Injury Legal Counsel
Scott Monge and his firm Monge & Associates are committed to sharing their vision of accessibility to only the best legal advice, regardless of whether or not it is through their firm. To support these efforts, Monge has published free advice on his website to help victims during the interview process with a personal injury attorney. As outlined in his article, “Scott Monge’s Advice on How to Find the Right Attorney,” Monge discusses the importance of interviewing multiple attorneys to preserve the degree of resources essential for complex legal cases.
“Even if you follow all of the steps outlined in my first article about finding an attorney, clients must make an effort to thoroughly interview each prospective attorney,” said Monge. “This is one of the best ways to determine whether or not a personal injury attorney, or any attorney for that matter, is the right fit for their case.”
By relying on these questions to narrow down their search, clients will be able to learn vital information that can make an impact on their relationship with the attorney, as well as the outcome of their case. Highlighting Monge’s preference for thoroughness, he suggests that each interviewer should follow up on their collected information by fact checking each prospective attorney’s credentials online.
“I tell people to treat an interview with an attorney like a job interview,” added Monge. “There’s always a chance that people will stretch the truth to make themselves sound better, and the best way to make sure you aren’t wasting your time or money is to refer to attorney databases like Avvo.com, professional associations like the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and even by calling your state bar association. It does seem like a lot of work, but it is necessary.”
To complete this series of advice on finding a credible attorney, Monge will also address the troubles involved when firing an attorney. Since there is a high likelihood for that to happen, particularly during personal injury lawsuits, Monge feels that clients must be sufficiently prepared to take drastic measures when needed.