Your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer is important. It is your opportunity to ask any questions you have about your case as well as the legal system in general. In addition, during this time with an attorney, you will have the chance to gain valuable insight into what your case might be worth and what challenges you might face along the way.
You will only have one opportunity to make the most of your free initial consultation. Guidance from an attorney is invaluable, so there are steps you can take to prepare for your consultation. These steps could help you get the most out of this opportunity and determine if this is the right legal counsel for you. The attorneys at the New Jersey personal injury law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman in Bergen County are happy to speak with you if you would like to schedule a consultation.
Obtain the accident report if possible
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, the police are required to file a report. In some cases, it might be available for your initial consultation. When possible, bring a copy of it with you to allow the attorney to review the facts while discussing the case with you.
The police report is not admissible evidence, but it is a good starting point—it can quickly answer many questions for your attorney.
Bring any evidence you have
Any evidence related to your case could also be helpful during your initial consultation. For example, in addition to the police report, it would be useful to bring other records of your accident or the damages you suffered—such as medical bills or photographs from the accident scene. All of this could give your attorney insight into your case and what it might be worth.
Write down questions ahead of time
The real value of your initial consultation is the opportunity to ask questions. You can ask what your case might be worth, whether it is likely to settle, and how long it might take to resolve. You might also have specific questions about the legal process or how a lawsuit typically works.
Your questions are important, and all of them deserve answers. However, to ensure you don’t forget to ask something important, write them down ahead of time. Putting your questions on paper is a good way to ensure you hit all of the essential issues when speaking with an attorney for the first time.
Schedule your free consultation today At Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., we understand the importance of sound legal advice. That is why the initial consultation with our firm is always free. If you are ready to talk about your injury, we are here. Reach out as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation with our firm.