What to Expect at Your Personal Injury Consultation
If you’ve been involved in an accident or injured because of another person’s negligence or ill will, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a personal injury lawyer. Many people come to us wondering how a lawyer can help, which is something we will discuss during our first meeting. While many people find the very idea of meeting with a lawyer intimidating, it could be the best decision you will ever make following an accident. It is our job as personal injury lawyers to protect your legal rights and ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries. More often than not, when people are injured in Dallas, they simply move on with their lives, pay their medical bills, and never even consider speaking to a lawyer or filing a personal injury lawsuit. If your injuries are minor, this approach may be the right decision. In the event your injuries are severe, this approach could be costly.
Personal injury is one of the largest subcategories of law, including everything from car accident claims to product liability cases and slip and fall cases. If another person acted negligently and you suffered injuries as a result, you have the right to be compensated for your medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. This is why it is so important you talk to a personal injury lawyer following an accident. At Rad Law Firm, we offer free consultations, allowing you to gain a better understanding of what your options are. It is imperative you speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible in order to make sure you understand your rights and are within the window to file a lawsuit. In Texas, there are certain statute of limitations in place that determine how much time you have to make your case.
Let’s now go over what you can expect during your personal injury consultation:
- Understanding the Details of Your Case – The very first thing that will happen during your initial consultation with a Dallas personal injury lawyer is a discussion regarding the who, what, when, and why of your case. For a personal injury lawyer to give you any legal advice, he or she must understand your case. This is why a detailed discussion will take place during this first meeting.
- Explaining Your Legal Rights – Once you have discussed the details of your case with one of our lawyers, we will be able to offer insight on how your case can proceed. Our attorneys will walk you through the legal process, giving you a step-by-step of what your options are and what the possible outcome may be. This will include how much time you have to file a lawsuit (should you decide to go this route), as well as what type of documentation you will need.
- What is Your Role? Understanding what your role is in a personal injury lawsuit is another important aspect of a consultation. Your lawyer will not only talk about the steps he or she will take on your behalf but will also discuss your responsibilities. This could mean seeing a doctor and getting the appropriate documentation, providing evidence in support of your case, and being truthful and transparent at every turn.
- Come with Questions – Prior to an initial consultation, we tell our clients to come prepared and arrive with questions. Before you arrive, write down all of your questions and bring up anything you are hesitant about. There are no wrong or bad questions, and we want to make sure we are on the same page and have a full understanding with our clients. Ask about how much it will cost, what the settlement process may look like, and how much you may receive in the end.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Dallas personal injury lawyers, please contact Rad Law Firm today.