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What Happens At Your First Meeting With a Car Accident Attorney

You’ve never done this before. You’ve never been hurt in a car crash and you’ve never consulted with a lawyer about your rights. However, this accident was unlike previous fender benders you may have experienced. This time you were hurt, this time you are out of work, and this time you are scared about your future.

This Time You Scheduled a Meeting With a Personal Injury Lawyer

Many people feel anxious before they meet with someone new. However, this is not a meeting you should be apprehensive about. The car accident lawyer with whom you meet is not going to judge you. Instead, the lawyer is going to:

  • Ask you questions. The attorney is going to want to know about the details of your crash and about your injuries.
  • Explain the law.  The attorney will explain how the law applies to the facts of your case so that you can understand your rights and make an informed decision about whether you want to pursue a claim.
  • Describe your potential damages. Before you can decide whether or not to pursue a potential claim, you need to know what you may be able to recover if your claim is successful.
  • Talk about the pros and cons of filing a claim. Is filing a claim worth your time? Before you can decide you need to weigh the benefits and costs of pursuing a claim.
  • Talk about possible next steps. You do not have to decide whether or not to pursue a claim during your initial meeting. However, if the lawyer believes you have a claim worth pursuing then the attorney will explain what your next step should be if you decide to move forward.

You have nothing to lose by scheduling the meeting. If the lawyer thinks you don’t have a claim worth pursuing, he or she will tell you that and you can move on without wondering about whether you should have pursued a claim. If, instead, the lawyer does think you have a claim then you can move forward with protecting your rights and your potential recovery.

If you would like more information or to schedule a free consultation today, please start a live chat with us now or call us directly at 800-800-5678.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham