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Don’t you want a real attorney representing you? Why you should always meet your attorney in person.

Hiring a personal injury attorney can be a stressful and tough process. How do you know you are hiring the right attorney for you and your case? Do your research. Make sure the attorney you hire has a local office and is willing to meet with you in person to discuss your case.

Some law firms tend to advertise themselves as a local city attorney, yet come to find out their main office is in a different city hours away. This can be tricky when you don’t meet with your attorney in person. Your initial consultation will be over the phone and your contact will be faxed to you.

Once you sign the contract, they may send an adjustor to look at the damage your vehicle sustained in the accident. This may seem convenient but what they don’t tell you up front is that they charge you for the adjustor’s mileage to and from their office to your location.

Not meeting your attorney in person can also make it difficult to build rapport and a trusting relationship with them. You can only get to know a person over the phone so well. Constant faxing, e-mailing and phone calls takes away precious time in your life, especially when you can discuss details and documents in person, all at once with a local attorney in person.  It can also make you feel unprepared when you need to give statements and testimonies. This can potentially reduce your chances at getting a good settlement.

Benefits of meeting with your attorney in person

There are so many more benefits to hiring a local attorney that you meet with in person from the get go. You immediately can build rapport and trust with your attorney right off the bat from your initial consultation. You will have no hidden charges or fees for travel miles, etc. You can go over the contract in person with your attorney and ask any and all questions necessary at that time. Your local attorney can prepare you for everything relating to your case in person, from giving testimonies and statements, to going through an independent medical exam. They will be with you every step of the way in person. Would you feel better about your case when the first time you met your attorney in person was in court?

Attorney Charles V. Contrada is your local NW Ohio and SE Michigan personal injury attorney and he has handled cases throughout both states. The difference is Charles goes out of his way to meet with every single one of his clients in person to build an honest and trusting relationship. He will make sure you are prepared and comfortable with every step of the legal process regarding your case.

If you have been involved in a car accident, contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible will make the claims process much easier.  Attorney Charles V. Contrada will explain your legal options, guide you through the process. To speak to attorney Charles V. Contrada about a car accident in Ohio or Michigan, call 419.841.4400. Charles has helped thousands of individuals with car accident claims and will explain the legal options that are available to you. Call Contrada & Associates for comprehensive legal guidance that will help you to receive the most favorable outcome.


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Attorney Charlie Contrada has been practicing law since 1979, focusing his career on personal injury, car accident, and mesothelioma cases. Over the years, Charlie has helped thousands of clients throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to receive the settlements that they deserve.