Sometimes, when people get injured in New Jersey or New York, they grumble about their injuries, pay their medical bills and move on without speaking to a lawyer or even considering the possibility of filing a personal injury claim. If a person’s injuries are minor, this approach may be their only option. However, if a person suffers severe injuries, taking this approach could be costly, and not just financially.
If another person acted negligently and caused you to suffer injuries, you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more. You need to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible in order to learn more about your rights and the legal options available to you. That is the point of a free consultation.
If You Meet with a Lawyer, Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer
Virtually all personal injury law firms in New Jersey offer free consultations. In addition to being free of charge, these consultations come with no strings attached. When the consultation ends, you do not need to hire the attorney. You can decide that you don’t want to pursue a claim, or you can decide that you simply want to meet with a different lawyer to discuss your case.
When you schedule a consultation by calling a firm or submitting an online form, you should expect to provide your contact information and a few basic details about your case. The law firm has a duty to keep your information confidential. You should never worry about the law firm sharing your details with others.
How Can You Prepare for a Free Consultation?
You should expect to share details about your accident and injury when you meet with a lawyer about your case. It will help both of you if you arrive prepared for the consultation. For instance, you should try to gather and bring as much of the following as possible:
- Copies of your medical bills and other accident-related expenses
- Photos of the accident or your injuries
- Letters or e-mails you received from insurance companies
- A copy of the police accident report
- Contact information of eyewitnesses
You should plan to schedule at least 30 minutes for your consultation, although the lawyer will typically tell you in advance how long the consultation will take. During the consultation, you should expect the lawyer to ask a series of questions about your accident and injuries. You should also be prepared to ask questions as well to determine whether you want to hire the lawyer and the firm.
Some things to ask your attorney during your free consultation include:
- What is the lawyer’s background and experience?
- Has the lawyer handled cases that involve accidents or injuries similar to yours?
- How much will your case be worth?
- How much time will it take to resolve your case?
- Who will work on your case?
- What can you expect throughout the process?
- How much will the attorney bill you for his or her services?
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our New Jersey & New York Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Did you suffer injuries in an accident in New Jersey? Do you have questions about what you can do next? If so, the personal injury attorneys of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., can provide the meaningful and informed answers that you need.
To schedule your free consultation, send us a message using our online contact form or call our offices directly at one of our convenient locations. We can also travel to a location near you for your consultation, and we can make ourselves available to you outside traditional business hours or on weekends, if necessary. Our consultations are always completely free, and we will charge you nothing for our services unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.