What is a "Free consultation"?
It is a potential client's opportunity to speak with an attorney about their legal situation so that they can ask questions and determine 1) if they need an attorney and 2) if the attorney they're speaking with is the right attorney or right fit for them. The Free consultation should be used as an opportunity to attempt to learn more about your legal situation through that attorney and to inquire to that attorney how they will handle the claim moving forward if you select them to be your attorney. I would also ask do I need an attorney right now where my claim is, and if the answer is no can you tell me a time when I might need an attorney.
If I call, with whom will I speak?
You will speak with someone from our office and they will likely set up a phone conference or consultation with you to speak with the attorney right away. The reason for scheduling the conference call is to set dedicated time aside so that the attorney can give you the personal attention that your questions need to be answered. There will be no interruptions during that phone consultation.
If I send an e-mail, who will read it and who will respond?
If you send an e-mail to the attorney's e-mail address the attorney will read the e-mail and if additional tasks need to be done or information needs to be gathered there is a possibility that the attorney will forward the e-mail to his legal assistant in order to get the information answered or returned back to the client. If the e-mail has sensitive information, the attorney will type and create a completely new e-mail without the sensitive information and request that the legal assistant help provide the answer or get the information. Please note attorney-client privilege is with both the attorney and the legal assistant who are handling your claim.
How long will it take to hear back?
If you contact our office in the morning or at the beginning of the day you will hear back – first of all you will likely have a consultation if you are a new caller scheduled on that telephone call. If, however you are following up with our office we have multiple ways of communication which include e-mail, text message, and phone call. We pride ourselves in getting back to you the same day. If we are unable to get back to your telephone call on the same day, we will reach out to you potentially via text message.
Is the initial consultation confidential?
What information will be requested of me during the initial conversation?
Knowledge about your claim and the ability to answer questions specific to what you have experienced up to the point of speaking with the attorney. If you have any paperwork that is always helpful as it can help the attorney determine several facts and could reduce the amount of questions you have to answer.
What happens after the initial consultation?
After the initial consultation, both parties will decide 1) if there is a need for counsel and if there is a need for counsel if the potential client is ready and wants the attorney to represent them and if the attorney believes that they can help the potential client and want to represent them then a fee agreement must be signed. The fee agreement will be gone over prior to signature with details and facts depending upon the legal situation.
Due to the current state of the nation do you offer videoconferencing?
Yes, we offer both Zoom and Face Time videoconferencing for those who would like to see the attorney as he is speaking. We also offer phone consultations depending upon what the potential client's needs.
How will government closures affect my case?
Currently, Georgia workers' compensation claims are moving forward even with the other courthouse closures. Therefore, we may be able to accomplish and move your workers' comp claim forward with Zoom depositions, and Zoom hearings, and possibly Zoom mediations. However, it is critical to know that both parties must agree to do these depositions, hearings and mediations via Zoom.
I've seen a lot of websites that seem like they might be able to handle my case. What's the difference about Ty Wilson Law?
We have made workers' compensation claims the focus of our practice. We have podcasts, we have written special reports, and we have hundreds of videos on the web all in order to help provide helpful free information. At the end of the day, we believe you should speak with at least three attorneys. We are confident after you speak with us as one of those three attorneys, you will see the effort and the attention we provide and that will demonstrate how much we care and want to represent the clients who are the right fit for us.