What Happens in the First Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Monday, November 8, 2021

What Happens in the First Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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

Although it is possible for some people to go through life without a need to ever see a lawyer, for others, it is inevitable. For example, if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, then it may be time to find and contact a personal injury lawyer for a consultation. Speaking with a lawyer about a possible case can be intimidating for some, especially when you do not know what to expect. 

The truth is that there is nothing to be worried or nervous about, as this consultation is your first step toward making your situation better and standing up for your legal rights. At Malman Law, we are here to support and advise you – not intimidate you. The following is a brief overview of what you might expect when you set up your case evaluation with our team.

Assessing Your Rights and Providing Advice

It is our professional responsibility to make sure we do everything we can to make sure you understand your legal rights and options to obtain full compensation for your injuries. We know being injured in an accident is disruptive to normal living, and our job is to help you go through the process of healing without worrying about the financial burden you experienced because of the accident.

First, we will assess whether someone else is to blame for your injuries and whether you have a valid claim. Some people simply get hurt and do not have the right to hold anyone else accountable. Others might be able to hold several parties accountable. We will always be honest with you regarding a possible case or not.

If we believe that you have an injury claim stemming from a car accident or another type of incident, we can then advise you of your right to be compensated for your losses, which might include medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. We can explain what you might expect from the legal process and how you must go about seeking compensation for your losses.

Answering Your Questions

While we will have questions for you in order to best understand and evaluate your situation, we certainly expect that you will have questions for us. Just because you scheduled your consultation does not mean that you are ready to hire our firm. You have many options for lawyers in the Chicagoland area, and we can help you decide whether we are the best fit.


We can answer any questions you might have, including:


  1. How do I pay your attorney’s fees?
  2. How much is my case worth?
  3. How long will my case take?
  4. Will I have to go to court?
  5. Who will be communicating with me about my case?


Feel free to have questions prepared so we can address any concerns you might have.


Talk to a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Malman Law welcomes free consultations with potential clients to see whether you might have a case and whether our firm is the right fit for your representation. If you have been injured in an accident, contact us now for a free case evaluation. You have nothing to lose.

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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