Most people have one or more doctors they turn to in medical emergencies, but they have no idea where to turn when they have legal needs. Your first legal issue is a time to begin the research needed to provide you with a law firm that you can use now and in the future.
The importance of an initial consultation
Perhaps the most important step you can take before selecting a law firm is to meet the lawyers for an initial consultation. This is the time to give them a chance to assess your case—and for you to determine if they can provide the type of legal support you need. Many legal issues can be lengthy and confusing. You want to be comfortable with the experience of your lawyer and the relationship you can expect as you go through the legal process.
What to look for when retaining a lawyer
Everyone has unique needs and issues for any legal situation. When discussing your case with a lawyer in Mississippi, look for the following qualities:
- A track record of success in similar cases: Be prepared to discuss the details of your specific legal issue. The attorney may provide examples of similar past cases that demonstrate he or she has the experience and creativity to provide you with positive results.
- Continuity: This may be the first time you need an attorney, but other issues can arise in the future. The Mississippi lawyers at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick are skilled in many areas of the law. When you choose a general practice firm like ours, you need not conduct another search in the future. We build a relationship that lasts throughout your lifetime.
- Integrity: Not all legal issues require the same degree of legal support. In some cases, such as a minor personal injury, you may be able to handle your own claim with some preliminary legal advice. At the opposite end of the spectrum, you may need skilled legal support through every step of a divorce or criminal defense case. At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we take the time to discuss all your legal options, but we do not recommend more support than you need.
- Communication: Mississippi law can be difficult to understand, and many legal processes take a long time to resolve. You need to ensure your attorney communicates clearly—without using legal jargon—and that he or she understands the issues you present. You also need to be sure your law firm can answer your questions promptly and clearly throughout your case.
Contact an experienced Mississippi lawyer for the legal advice and support you need
Regardless of your legal issues, the attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, an established law firm in Pascagoula since the 1950s, are dedicated to providing the level of legal support you need now, and establishing the relationship you need for future legal issues. Our Mississippi attorneys are ready to help you draw up paperwork, investigate charges and accidents, negotiate settlements, represent you in court, and protect your legal rights. For immediate assistance, contact us at 1-866-461-1591 today.