What Happens at a Free Consultation with an Injury Lawyer?

Monday, March 29, 2021

What Happens at a Free Consultation with an Injury Lawyer?

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

What Happens at a Free Consultation with an Injury Lawyer?

It’s important to know what to expect from a free legal consultation. This brief consultation will set the stage for your legal claim and give you an opportunity to learn more about your legal rights and options. 

It’s quite common for personal injury attorneys to offer free consultations. In fact, most reputable ones do. However, some injured parties are reluctant to reach out and schedule one. They aren’t sure what to expect, if they have a valid claim, or if they will have to pay at the end for the consultation or to hire a lawyer. Don’t let these concerns keep you from getting the legal help you need. Here’s what you can expect from a Chicago personal injury lawyer when you schedule a free consult with our office. 

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There are several reasons for this consultation, the main one being an opportunity for the Chicago personal injury attorney to learn more about your injuries and determine if you have a valid legal claim. To do this, the lawyer will likely ask you many questions, including questions about:

  1. The circumstances of the incident or accident that caused your injury
  2. If there were eyewitnesses
  3. If you filed a police report
  4. If you filed an insurance claim or spoke with a claims adjuster
  5. Your injuries and the types of limitations you might have because of them
  6. Your past and any necessary future medical care
  7. Your employment
  8. Your lifestyle
  9. Any documentation you might have of the incident and your injuries, such as a police report, incident report, medical records, and correspondence with the insurance company

After learning more about what has happened to you and how it has impacted your life, the Chicago personal injury lawyer will be able to determine if you have a valid claim. If you do, they can also give you their estimate of what it is worth. 

Get to Know the Lawyer

It’s crucial that you feel comfortable around your Chicago personal injury attorney and that you trust them. During your conversation, you can get to know a little more about the lawyer. You can ask them questions to learn more about their practice and professional style, background, experiences, and successes. Find out how they prefer to communicate and how often you can expect to hear from them about your case.

Having questions prepared in advance will ensure you don’t get sidetracked or forget to ask anything during the consultation. 

Call a Skilled Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Today for your Free Consultation

You will not be asked for any money upfront when you decide to hire us to represent your personal injury claim. Instead, we work only on a contingency fee basis. That is, we only get paid if you get money for your claim.

Rest assured that when you schedule a consultation at our firm, what you tell us is completely confidential. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and serve your legal needs, whatever they might be. You can schedule your free no-obligation consultation with the skilled personal injury attorneys at Malman Law today. Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

Years of experience: +30 years
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Illinois Registration Status: Active and authorized to practice law—Last Registered Year: 2024

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