When you’ve been seriously injured through no fault of your own, a trusted attorney may be able to help you collect compensation for your losses. Fortunately, many law firms provide free consultations to discuss injury claims with accident victims, but you may not know what to expect or how to prepare for your meeting. Below are some of the questions the attorney will have and what you should bring to your initial consultation.
3 Things to Expect When Meeting an Injury Attorney
1. Questions About the Accident
Before discussing legal options or settlement amounts, the lawyer will need to develop a thorough understanding of the circumstances in which you were hurt. They’ll also want information about any medical treatment you’ve received so far and give you the opportunity to ask questions of your own.
2. Discussion of Fee Structures
Attorneys handling injury claims typically work on a contingency basis, meaning they take their fee out of your final settlement. However, some law firms do require you to pay a few nominal up-front costs, including filing fees or investigative expenses. The attorney with whom you’re meeting should be able to clearly explain what you’ll be expected to pay.
3. Initial Offer Discussions
If the insurance company has already contacted you regarding your injury claim, the attorney will want to know exactly what was said and by whom. You should also bring any documentation you’ve received from the insurer, such as a settlement offer, requests for information, or a letter denying your claim.
The legal team at Bliven Law Firm, P.C has been representing Montana accident victims for over 17 years, providing effective counsel and compassionate service to those hurt by someone else’s negligence. If you’ve been injured, you can rely on their expertise to help you collect the compensation you deserve. Visit their website for an overview of the injury cases they handle and call (406) 755-6828 for your free initial consultation today.