If you were injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence, it may be beneficial to retain the services of a legal professional. You may be able to pursue compensation related to your medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Victims who have never met with a personal injury lawyer may not know what to expect and how having legal help may increase their chances at a favorable outcome.
Meeting with a lawyer will allow you to discuss your situation in detail and learn about your potential legal options. You will also become familiar with how the legal process works. Our firm offers free consultations and is ready to help. During this initial consultation, the lawyer will focus on these areas:
The most important part of the initial consultation is a case assessment where the lawyer will determine if you have a valid claim. He or she will need to weigh in several factors unique to your situation to make a determination. This includes asking you about the type of accident you were in, the injuries you sustained, whether someone witnessed the incident, etc. It is important to be honest and open during this process so that the personal injury lawyer can give you accurate feedback on your legal options.
At the consultation, the lawyer will ask you for a great deal of information, so be sure to gather as much documentation as you can as it relates to the accident and your injury. These documents may include:
The personal injury lawyer will also offer insight into filing a claim with the insurance company. If you are eligible to take legal action, he or she will guide you throughout the legal process, step-by-step, to help you better understand everything that is involved. This may involve doing the following on your behalf:
Your lawyer will be able to give you a general timeline on how long this process can take depending on your situation.
When you sit down for a consultation with a lawyer, do not be scared to ask questions. This is your time to learn about your potential legal options. Some questions you may want to be ready to ask include:
If you have a valid claim, our Maryland personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl are prepared to help. We know what it takes to build a strong case and seek maximum compensation for our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for Maryland residents.
We offer our consultations free of charge and there are no risks or obligations to take legal action. If we do represent you, we also do not charge upfront fees. You only pay us if you obtain compensation.
Give us a call at 410-244-7005 to see how we may be able to help.