It can be difficult to understand what you can and can’t expect from your Georgia attorney – most problems arise because of this. Here we’re going to talk about what you should and shouldn’t expect, the role that ethics play and how to get the best experience possible.
Ethics Play a Large Role
Georgia has serious ethics rules for attorneys in Georgia, meaning they must:
- Represent their clients with no conflict of interest. What does this mean for you? This means that your Georgia attorney must look after your interest; they cannot represent both you and the opposing party. They must be loyal to you and put your interests first.
- Keep Confidence. What does this mean for you? If you tell your lawyer something incriminating they cannot reveal it. Confidentiality laws are very strict in this area.
- Be Competent. While there is no guarantee of competence when you hire a lawyer, they must be to comply with ethics.
- Comply with the Law. Your lawyer must represent you within the bounds of the law; this means that they can’t break the law to get the desired outcome but they must also put your interest ahead of theirs.
Every attorney in Georgia must comply with these four rules, but each specialization may have different rules for them to follow. When you hire us as your Macon personal injury attorney you’ll have representation that’s not only dedicated to your interests but competent as well. Intentions are great, but follow through is much more important.
Why is Competence Important?
Aside from the obvious answer (I want to win my case!), it’s important to know who you’re working with ahead of time. Just because a lawyer has passed the bar exam does not make them an expert in their field. A lawyer can be not that great at their job and still eke out a living.
Always get fee agreements in writing. Ask at your initial consultation what their track record is and what their primary practice is focused on. Know what and who you’re dealing with before you hire a lawyer.
When you want the best possible outcome you want to work with a firm with a proven track record. A firm that knows what makes a real case and what it takes to get a positive outcome. When you need an attorney in Georgia, you need Lovett and Myers.