For those who have been injured in a car accident or other personal injury accident, taking legal action may be the best course of action moving forward. But before you file a claim on your own, have you considered seeking a free consultation with a personal injury law firm?
A consultation can provide you with important information about your rights and how to pursue damages, and is completely free of charge and comes with no obligations. Here is an overview of what you need to know about what is involved in a consultation with a lawyer.
During a consultation with a Long Island car accident lawyer, you and the attorney will have the opportunity to learn more about one another. During the consultation, you should ask the attorney important questions about his or her experience and about your case. More information on questions to ask is provided below.
In addition to asking the attorney questions, the attorney will also use the consultation to ask you questions about your case. These questions may include how your injuries happened, what damages you have suffered, who you think was at fault, etc. If the attorney thinks that you may have a strong case, he or she will make a recommendation about what to do next.
Your consultation is very important, and it is essential that you are prepared for it. You should arrive at your consultation with as much information about your accident as possible, including any evidence that you may have.
You should also be as honest about your accident and injuries as possible, including information that may be sensitive to your family. False information will not aid you nor your attorney, and it is important to remember that everything you tell your lawyer is confidential.
You should also come prepared with a list of questions to ask the attorney. Questions to ask include:
A great thing about a consultation with a Long Island personal injury attorney is that a consultation is completely confidential. What you say to the attorney will remain between you and the attorney, whether or not you decide to hire the attorney or use the law firm’s services.
In addition to being confidential, a consultation is completely no-obligation. You have no duty to work with the law firm after receiving the consultation if you do not think that the attorney is the right fit for you or for your case.
If you have been injured due to the fault of another, scheduling a consultation is in your best interest. Even if you do not think that you have a claim, an attorney can provide you with a more accurate idea of your rights and what compensation you may be able to recover. Remember, claims are usually appropriate only when the injuries occurred due to the fault of another. You cannot file a personal injury claim for an accident or injury that occurred due to your own fault, except in special circumstances such as a no-fault car accident insurance claim or a workers’ compensation claim.
The other great news about a consultation is that a personal injury law firm will almost always offer a case consultation completely free of charge. Because attending a consultation will not cost you a penny, there is really no reason not to seek one.
You can schedule a free case consultation with the Long Island personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, to discuss your car accident lawsuit or other personal injury claim type by calling us directly. You can also use your our online contact form to contact us for an immediate free case evaluation.
Case consultations can take place at our offices, located at 2001 Marcus Avenue in Lake Success on Long Island. However, if you cannot travel to our location, we will gladly travel to yours.
At The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our personal injury lawyers will do everything that we can to answer your questions and move your claim forward. Your consultation with us is always free, and we will never charge you any fees unless your case is successful and you walk away with compensation. Your privacy is very important to us, and we will do everything that we can to respect your personal information. If you have questions about filing a personal injury lawsuit, please contact us today to learn more now.