What Should You Bring To a Free Consultation?
A free consultation is an opportunity to meet with an injury lawyer in Boulder to discuss the facts of your case and the potential for recovering compensation for your injuries. During the visit, the attorney will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and explain the steps and process that lays ahead. To get the most from the visit, it is crucial to prepare the following documents and information.
Police Reports, Photographs, Insurance Paperwork, & Other Evidence
Always bring a copy of the police report, photographs/video of the accident, copies of letters from the insurance provider, and any other evidence you have that establishes your claim. The attorney can briefly examine this to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Medical Records & Repair Bills
It’s always a good idea to keep your medical records and repair bills organized from the start. Putting these in a secure folder will make it easier. Bring these records with you so your lawyer can understand the treatments you’ve received, the treatments you have on the horizon, and the overall property damage you’ve suffered. It’s also a good idea to provide a rough accounting of the total expenses you’ve incurred by the time of the free consultation.
Your free consultation is an opportunity to interview prospective counsel. Come prepared with questions related to the attorney’s experience, legal strategy, payment structure, and other questions you have that will determine whether the attorney is the right fit for your needs. If they are, then you’ll want to prepare for the next steps in your claim.
Finally, Be Prepared for the Lawyer To Decline the Case
Attorneys will ask you many questions during a free consultation. They’ll want to know the dates of the accident to confirm the statute of limitations hasn’t lapsed. They’ll examine the extent of your injuries and determine whether they have the legal experience and resources required to pursue your claim successfully. If they don’t feel the case has merit, if they believe it is unwinnable, or if they don’t have the time available or the resources needed to prevail in the claim, they may decline to accept the case.
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