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What Can I Expect When I First Meet with a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Meeting with a personal injury attorney for the first time can be intimidating and a little nerve-wracking, especially if you haven’t really talked to an attorney or been involved with a legal matter before now. You should keep in mind, however, that the role of an attorney is to help you with your legal needs and represent your interests. Therefore, you should simply talk to the attorney and see what he or she has to offer you.

There are two main purposes of an initial consultation or meeting with an attorney about your potential personal injury claim. First, it is your opportunity to talk with the attorney and determine if you are comfortable with him or her representing your interests in your personal injury claim. Ultimately, it is your decision whether to hire an attorney and which attorney to hire for any personal injury case that you may have. Second, a consultation is a chance for the personal injury lawyer to get information about your case, assess the likelihood of success on your claim, and decide whether to take on your case. In essence, an initial consultation is for you and the attorney to interview one another.

Even if you decide not to hire this personal injury attorney, or the attorney does not take your case, there is no danger of the attorney telling anyone about your consultation. An attorney is not allowed to discuss your case with anyone. As a result, you should be sure to tell the attorney every detail about the accident that led to your injuries. An attorney cannot properly assess your case without knowing the details and circumstances surrounding your case.

When you or a family member suffers serious injuries from a slip and fall or any other type of accident, and another’s negligence caused the accident, you may have a personal injury claim under Wisconsin law. Meeting with a personal injury lawyer is the first step toward getting the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered. Call Boller & Vaughan today at (608) 268-0268, or contact us online in order to set up an appointment with one of our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys, and see what we can do for you.