What to Expect at a Personal Injury Consultation
When you’re injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s hard to know where you can turn. You have a lot of questions after your accident, and you deserve some answers. Do you have a personal injury case? How do you file an insurance claim? How much compensation can you expect?
After a Colorado Springs car accident, you need experienced legal professionals on your side so you can focus on recovery rather than the legal legwork of a personal injury lawsuit.
Read on to find out what to expect at a personal injury consultation in Colorado Springs.
What to expect in a personal injury consultation. Hi, I’m Attorney Chris Nicolaysen, an attorney over at Springs Law Group here in Colorado Springs. Today I wanted to talk to you about what to expect when you’ve been injured in an accident and decide to meet with an attorney at a consultation.
One of the first things that we do at Springs Law Group is send out what’s called an intake form, and that form is going to have a lot of information. It may seem a little daunting, but it’s going to be very, very helpful in getting the best use of our time and your time during the consultation itself.
After that, you’re going to come in and actually have a meeting, and that meeting is the consultation that’s going to be held with an attorney at our firm. We like to do that because we want to meet you face-to-face as the attorneys in the office. You’re not going to meet with a paralegal and you’re not going to meet with an investigator or anyone else. One of the things we like to do is we like to meet our clients.
Then what we’re going to do is we’re going to have a conversation during that time. We’re going to use your intake form as kind of the overview or we’re going to dig down a little deeper. We’re going to talk to you about the circumstances that led to the accident and then we’re going to start asking some questions like:
- What were your injuries?
- Have you seen anyone for treatment? If so, who have you seen?
- What was the weather like that day, the day of the accident?
- Were you wearing your seatbelt?
- Why were you driving that day?
- Were you driving for work purposes? (If you were driving for work purposes, there may be a workman’s comp claim outside of a personal injury claim, and those would be things that would have to be looked at there too.)
We’re going to kind of take that overview and talk about all of those issues.
What we’re going to do then is we’re going to talk about the timeline – kind of what a process looks like from the case at the very beginning until all the way at the end. We’re going to give you a roadmap that talks about what our role is as attorneys in the law firm, and what your role is as the client.
One of the big things that we always want our clients to do is work on getting better. We want them to take care of themselves over anything else, and we’ll work on a lot of the other stuff.
Lastly, we’re going to review the fee agreement – we’re going to talk about money. So, we’re going to talk about basically what kind of fees we charge and what it looks like. In our world, it’s a contingency fee basis. Then we’re going to talk about, as we walk through the fee agreement, what the terms of service are. We want to make sure that you’re well-informed through the process, but the biggest thing we want to do is make sure that we’re a good fit. What we mean by “fit” is that we like each other and that we trust each other because we really want to do business with people. We want you to do business with us and with people that we know, like, and trust.
At an intake, it’s more than just checking boxes and going through all the data. It’s also about finding the right fit and making sure that we want to do business together as Springs Law Group. It’s really important for us that we do business with clients that we like, and that we feel like we can help. We want to make sure too, that you feel like you can trust us as well.
One of the big things is, we want to make sure that you understand that at any point in time in your case – at the consultation, once you’ve hired us, and then down the road – that you can always ask questions.
For us, that’s what you can expect to add an intake, you can meet with an actual attorney. We’re going to talk to you about the summary of the case. We’re going to give you a timeline. We’re going to walk through your fee agreement. And then lastly, we’re going to see if we’re a good fit.
So hopefully this helped answer some questions about what happens in a consultation with an attorney at Springs Law Group. If you do have any questions, feel free to give a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer at our office a call. If you’ve been injured in an accident. We’d be more than happy to sit down and schedule a consultation with you.
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