The free evaluation is a very informal setting. We simply meet to discuss your case. This is a no pressure conversation. We want to determine if there are damages that you may be entitled to recover, but beyond that we want to help answer any questions you may have about your case, and give you the information you need to feel comfortable moving forward.
With a personal injury case, Clients usually have a lot of questions about simply navigating the process. How to pay your medical bills, or what to say to the ‘at-fault’ parties insurance (the other sides insurance)? There’s also things you need to know to protect your case, like things you probably shouldn’t say or do on social media.
We want you to leave the consolation knowing what to expect from the legal process, and feeling confident and relaxed about your role in that process.
Here’s a quick list of some of the items we’ll cover:
- The facts of your case, and how you were injured.
- The nature and extent of your injuries.
- What treatment, if any, you have received so far.
- Whether an attorney would be helpful in your case, or whether you could handle it as well by yourself.
- What to do if your car is totaled or needs to be repaired, and whether you are entitled to a rental vehicle.
- The kind of damage you are entitled to recover.
- An estimate of the total value of your case.
- What to do if you’ve had prior injuries that are similar to your new injuries.
- How to get the right opinions from your doctors to help get the highest possible settlement.
- How to handle your medical bills while you are waiting to get your case settled.
- Whether you have any photographs of your injuries or of the damage to your car.
- Whether you should talk or give a recorded interview to the insurance company for the ‘at fault’ party.
- Whether you should sign and return to the insurance company for the ‘at fault’ party medical releases or other documents they ask you to send back to them.
- What to avoid putting on social media about your accident or injury.
- What ‘uninsured’ and ‘underinsured’ and coverage is, and why this will be very important if the ‘at fault’ party does not have enough insurance to pay for all of your damages.
- How a contingency legal fee works, and what our ‘Retainer Agreement’ looks like, if you should choose to hire our firm.
- How you will know who it’s time to start negotiating a settlement.
- What you can do if the other side doesn’t offer what your case is worth.
- Any other questions or matters of concern to you.
You won’t be under any pressure to sign anything or make a decision to hire our firm, and there is no legal fee for this initial consultation. We’ll just answer your questions, share with you our ideas on how to get the best possible settlement, and then you can take whatever time you need to decide if you’d like our help with your case.