How Can I Prepare for an Initial Consultation With a Lawyer?

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If you’re thinking about pursuing a personal injury case, you’re probably going to want to meet with a lawyer. It’s important to prepare for your initial consultation with our Monmouth County personal injury attorneys. This meeting can tell you about how to proceed with your claim and whether or not a firm is right for you. It’s smart to do your due diligence before making any major decisions.

How Much Does an Initial Consultation Cost?

You’re probably already dealing with plenty of financial stress due to the expenses stemming from your accident. That’s why your initial consultation with our team will cost you nothing. It is completely free.

We want you to learn more about the potential value of your case and how we can help you fight for compensation. When you decide to hire our firm, then we’ll talk about payments.

What Should I Bring to My Initial Consultation?

When you show up to the initial consultation, you should bring anything that can help us learn more about your case. This can include:

  • Pictures, including photos of an accident scene, injuries, or damage to property like cars
  • Medical bills and notes from your doctor
  • A copy of a police report or incident report, if one is available
  • Contact information for witnesses
  • Correspondence from the insurance company

Can I Ask Questions at My Initial Consultation?

We will ask you some questions about your injuries, the accident, and your case. You also get the chance to ask us questions. Prospective clients frequently ask things like:

  • Will my case have to go to trial?
  • How much are your fees?
  • How often do you handle cases just like mine?
  • What could my case be worth?
  • How often can you update me on my case?

This is a good time to feel things out and see if we’re the right firm for you.

How Long Do I Have to Sue For Damages?

New Jersey gives you two years to sue for damages after an accident in most cases. We recommend acting quickly though, because there are some exceptions and prompt action can make it easier for your lawyer to build a case. Witness memories can fade and evidence like surveillance footage can get lost. If you schedule your initial consultation soon after getting the medical care you need, we can get right to work on building your case.

Can I Bring Someone With Me to the Meeting?

If you feel more comfortable, you can bring someone with you to the meeting for support. We find that this can help put potential clients at ease in what could be stressful situations. Your companion can help ensure that our initial consultation covers all of the important matters and that nothing gets overlooked.

Introduce Yourself to Our Legal Team

When you’re ready to learn more about your legal options, contact the Wilton Law Firm and ask to schedule your free consultation. Our lawyers are ready to help you take the next steps.