What happens at the “free consultation” for a personal injury case?

If you have been injured in a situation that you believe is the fault of another person or a business and you want to know more about what rights you have, there is never a cost to speak with our attorneys to learn about your rights and options.  The initial consultation is your opportunity to ask questions that you may have as well as have an experienced personal injury attorney evaluate your situation so you may be fully aware of your rights and options before making important decisions about your injury claims.

When you first contact our office to schedule a consultation, we will ask for basic information from you, such as when the injury occurred, and basic facts about what happened, as well as the best way to communicate with you.  We will work with you to schedule a meeting at your convenience and it may be possible to meet at a location close to your home or workplace if needed.  We understand that making this call may not be easy and work hard to make this process as comfortable as we can for you.

Our consultations are casual and informal and geared towards having open and comfortable communications.  Everything you discuss with us during a consultation is kept confidential.

During the consultation we will discuss your situation and address all the questions you may have about your circumstances.  Typical questions we will ask include:

  • When and where did the incident occur?
  • What happened?
  • Who was involved?
  • What were your injuries?
  • Was anyone else injured?
  • Are you currently treating for your injuries?
  • Who is paying for your treatment?
  • Have you experienced lost wages or other financial loss as a result of the incident?
  • How has your life been impacted? Do you have limits to your activities of daily living?
  • Are you limited in activities or hobbies?

If you have documentation related to the incident readily available, we recommend you bring those documents to your meeting.  These documents include things like:

  • Police reports or exchange of information forms;
  • Photographs pertaining to the incident or injuries;
  • Any medical records about your injury you have in your possession;
  • Correspondence from insurance adjusters;
  • Name of insurance adjuster (if applicable);

Don’t worry about obtaining these things before scheduling a consultation.  Just bring them with you if you have them.

To read more about our Firm and to schedule a consultation please visit us at www.bfrinjurylaw.com or give us a call at +1 (360) 876-4800

What happens at the “free consultation” for a personal injury case?

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