What Exactly is a Free Consultation?
Many personal injury lawyers offer potential clients a free consultation and advertise this service on websites. But people who have never dealt with an attorney may be wary and unsure what to expect when you contact a lawyer and request a free consultation. The Oklahoma law firm of Burch George & Germany, P.C. offers prospective clients a free initial consultation so we wanted to review what that generally involves.
What Happens During a Consultation With a Personal Injury Lawyer?
During your free consultation, you will speak with a representative of our firm in person or by phone. After gathering some basic information, you will be asked to describe the legal question or concern that prompted you to contact us. You should feel comfortable describing your circumstances: there are no wrong answers and you will not be judged or criticized for what you say. You will be treated with respect and compassion. The person with whom you meet may ask you to elaborate on certain parts of your story to provide you with an accurate response to your question.
Near the conclusion of the initial consultation, you can expect the person with whom you meet to provide you with a strategy or “game plan” about how your issue can be resolved. We will be up front with you about whether we believe we are in a position to assist you based on the information that you have provided. Many legal issues are complex and cannot be resolved in a single consultation. However, you should leave the initial consultation better informed about your legal options.
Is the Consultation Confidential?
Yes, in most every case what you disclose during your free consultation will be kept confidential, The only major exception is if you disclose that you are about to commit a violent crime against another person. You should feel free to disclose details about your situation to the person with whom you meet. The more information you share, the more accurate advice and direction we can provide.
Where Can I Have the Consultation with an Attorney?
In most cases, your free consultation will occur at our office in Oklahoma City. In some cases, you may be able to have your free consultation at another location that is more convenient to you. When you call our office to schedule your free consultation, indicate whether you are requesting your consultation to occur at a different location. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
What Do I Need to Bring to a Free Consultation?
Bring any notes you have made about your injury such as relevant names and dates as well as any letters or demands you have received. If you have pictures from your accident or medical bills, bring these with you as well. If you have received any settlement offers from an insurance company or from other people involved in your accident, bring these documents as well.
Remember, there is no cost for the initial consultation with us so there is no reason to delay picking up the phone. The sooner you speak with one of our experienced Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys, the sooner you will understand your legal options and be able to make an informed decision about seeking compensation for your injuries and medical bills. Contact Burch, George & Germany, P.C. today at (877) 239-7711 to schedule a free consultation with an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer.
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