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What to Expect at Your Initial Consultation with a North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

March 1, 2022

If you have been injured in a car accident, working with a lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you need. You may be searching the internet for lawyers who handle personal injury claims and noticing that they offer free consultations. Many people find it hard to believe that these consultations are actually free and may be worried that they are some kind of sales pitch. In order to dispel those concerns, we thought it might be helpful to discuss what you can expect when you meet with a personal injury lawyer for the first time. 

An Injury Lawyer Will Review the Facts of Your Case

The first thing the attorney will want to do is review all of the facts surrounding your case. You should bring as much information to the initial consultation as possible. This includes the following: 

  • The date, time, and location of your accident
  • The names and contact information of any witnesses
  • Copies of any accident reports
  • Copies of your medical records and doctor bills
  • Documentation of any lost income

You do not need to have all of this information when you meet with an attorney, but the more information you have, the better we can assess your case. 

Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Claim

Once we have reviewed the facts of your claim, we can determine whether you have a claim for compensation. This involves identifying the cause of your accident, how you might prove the other party was negligent, and what evidence you have and may need to prove your claim. 

We will also be able to identify potential weaknesses in your case, such as pre-existing injuries, or whether your own negligence contributed to the accident. With sufficient information, we may also be able to outline potential legal strategies for strengthening your case and addressing any potential issues.  

A North Carolina Personal injury Lawyer Can Provide an Estimate of What Your Claim is Worth

Many people understand that they may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills. However, it’s much more difficult for non-lawyers to determine what is fair compensation for some of their other losses, especially when it comes to pain and suffering. An experienced Raleigh personal injury lawyer will be able to provide you with a reasonable estimate for all of your losses, including your current and future medical expenses, your lost income, lost earning capacity, physical and emotional suffering, and any other losses you may have experienced. This can help you make an informed decision about whether to pursue your claim. 

Injured? Talk to Martin & Jones for a Free Consultation

When we meet with clients for the first time, our goal is to provide as much information as possible with no obligation and at no charge to help you understand your options. Contact us today at 800-662-1234 to schedule your free consultation. Our offices are located in Raleigh, Wilmington, and Durham.

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The law firm you choose makes a difference. If you are the victim of an accident or an illness that someone else caused, the North Carolina personal injury law firm of Martin & Jones has the depth of experience, skills and sensitivity to make your road to recovery as smooth as possible. Whether you have experience with the legal system or have never hired a medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer before, our attorneys and staff will do our best to answer your questions, provide clear advice and prepare you and your family for what to expect. If you would like more information or to meet with one of our attorneys, please fill out the form below or call us at 800.662.1234.