Are Personal Injury Consultations Really Free?

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Sustaining a personal injury can be a traumatic and stressful experience. While the legal system offers a way for victims to seek compensation for their injuries, navigating the legal process can be overwhelming, particularly for those who are unfamiliar with the legal system. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of free personal injury consultations, including what to expect during a consultation, what to bring to a consultation, and how to take advantage of this valuable resource. 

What Are the Benefits of Free Personal Injury Consultations?

Here are just two examples injury victims can benefit from during a free consultation: 

  1. Expertise: free personal injury consultations allow clients to benefit from the knowledge of an experienced attorney without incurring any upfront costs. Even if the client ultimately decides not to hire the attorney, they can still benefit from the insights and advice provided during the consultation. At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our clients don’t pay until they win compensation.
  2. Rapport building: during a free consultation, clients have the opportunity to meet with an attorney and establish a rapport. This can be important for building a trusting relationship between an attorney and potential client, which can be beneficial throughout the course of an injury case.

Overall, a free consultation with an injury attorney can provide valuable insight, help determine legal options, and establish a plan for the best way to proceed. Now that you know a few of the benefits, let’s dive a little deeper into what you can expect during a free consultation.  

What to Expect During a Free Consultation?

As we touched on a little before, a free consultation is a great opportunity for an injury victim to ask questions. Conversely, it gives an injury attorney the chance to assess the strength of a personal injury claim. An attorney may do so by following any of the following steps of the claims process: 

  1. Information gathering: to start, the attorney will ask you about the details of your case. This may include how it happened, the extent of your injuries, and any medical treatment you’ve received. They will also want to know about any witnesses or evidence that could support your claim.
  2. Liability assessment: next, the attorney will assess liability or fault for the accident. They will look at the facts of the case and determine who was responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. This could involve analyzing police reports, witness statements, or other evidence.
  3. Damages assessment: the attorney will also evaluate the damages or losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. This could include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to your injury.
  4. Case viability: once the attorney evaluates all this information they will assess the viability of your claim. They will provide you with a realistic assessment of your chances of success and will advise you on the best course of action for your individual case.
  5. Legal strategy: finally, if you agree you want to hire the injury attorney to represent you, they will develop a legal strategy to pursue your claim. They may also discuss potential negotiation tactics or prepare for a potential trial if necessary.

With this basic understanding of what to expect, it’s also important to know how to prepare for a free injury consultation. 

What Should I Bring to a Free Consultation?

As with anything in life, it’s best to be prepared with as much information and documentation as possible prior to your free consultation. Here are some items that you should gather ahead of time to help the attorney evaluate your case more effectively and provide you with valuable legal advice:

  1. Medical records: have copies of any medical records or bills that relate to your injury, including records of hospital visits, diagnostic tests, medications, and treatment plans. 
  2. Accident report: if the accident was reported to the police, have a copy of the accident report. This will help the attorney understand the circumstances of the accident and determine who was at fault. In some instances, a lawyer can help you get an accident report. 
  3. Insurance information: gather any insurance policies that you have, including health insurance and auto insurance. This will help the legal team understand the extent of your coverage and identify any potential sources of compensation.
  4. Photos and videos: if you took any photos or videos at the scene of the accident or of your injuries, be prepared to share them upon request. These can provide valuable evidence to support your injury claim.
  5. Witness contact information: if there were any witnesses to the accident, make sure that you have their contact information to promptly share upon request. The attorney may want to speak with them to gather additional information about the accident.
  6. Any correspondence related to the accident: bring any correspondence you’ve received related to the accident, including letters from insurance companies or the other party’s attorney.

What Does Lerner and Rowe Mean by No Fee Until You Win? 

At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we offer aggressive legal representation on a contingency basis. Which means that our legal team works for a fee or commission that is only paid if certain conditions are met. 

For example, you won’t pay any legal fees until we succeed in recovering compensation on your behalf. To date, we’ve recovered billions of dollars on behalf of clients across multiple states since we opened our doors over 32 years ago. 

Do I Have to Hire a Lawyer After a Free Consultation?  

Short answer–no. Just because you’ve had a free consultation with a personal injury law firm doesn’t mean that you have to hire one of their lawyers. You are always free to shop around and find a lawyer who you feel more comfortable with. However, you would greatly benefit from hiring an experienced lawyer who will look out for your best financial and emotional interests.

If you’ve been injured in a car wreck, motorcycle accident, collision with a large truck, or because of a dangerous product due to the negligence of another, don’t delay in contacting a personal injury law firm. 

Take Advantage of a Free Attorney Consultation Today

Take advantage of the many benefits that go along with a free personal injury consultation today by making one call to 844-977-1900. We are also available 24/7 via LiveChat, or you can share details online through a convenient and confidential FREE online case review form.

Day or night–at home or in the hospital–Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is always trial ready and prepared to offer you top level legal representation when you need it most.  

The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.