What To Expect In A Free Personal Injury Case Evaluation
If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you might be able to seek compensation from the at-fault party. Compensation can include lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. To determine whether or not you have a case, the law firm of De Castroverde invites you to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation. We will listen to the recount of events from your perspective and review any information available to provide you with an assessment of your ability to recover damages.
What Is a Free Case Evaluation?
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A free case evaluation is an opportunity for you to meet with a skilled attorney to discuss the aspects of your case to determine whether or not you should pursue damages and what those damages should be. The team at De Castroverde offers free case evaluations because we are genuinely concerned with your well-being and want to help you get the compensation you deserve from the at-fault party. Our lawyers are excellent listeners and will be attentive as you describe what has happened to you and how it has impacted your life.
The attorneys at De Castroverde can also help you understand your legal rights, explaining them in a way that makes them easy and clear to understand. We will provide you with an assessment of your ability to recover damages and help you determine a reasonable compensation package to seek through your claim either with an insurance company or via lawsuit.
By participating in a free case evaluation, you have no obligation to work with De Castroverde, and everything you say to us will be held in strict confidence. We don’t want the cost of a case evaluation to keep you from seeking the damages you deserve after a personal injury.
What Information Does the Attorney Need in a Consultation?
During a free case evaluation, the attorneys at De Castroverde are looking for various information regarding your potential case. Some of the things we may ask you for include:
- When did the accident happen?
- Where did the accident take place?
- Was anyone else involved in the accident?
- How did the accident occur?
- Who do you think is at fault for this accident?
- Did you or anyone else report the accident to the police?
- Have you notified your insurance company?
- Did you seek medical treatment?
- What kind of medical treatment did you receive or are receiving?
- When did you seek medical treatment?
- Beyond finances, what other harm did this accident cause?
- Any important details about your accident?
You should expect to be asked many questions during the free case evaluation, some of which may seem very personal. Understand that the lawyer is asking you these questions to develop a complete understanding of your accident and all the details surrounding it. Everything you say to any of our attorneys is confidential, whether you hire us or not.
What Do You Need to Do to Prepare for a Free Case Evaluation?
Before attending your free case evaluation, be sure to gather any documentation related to the accident, whether you believe the lawyer will ask for it or not. Documents can include:
- Police report.
- Medical bills.
- Doctor’s notes.
- Photos of the accident.
- Pictures of your injuries.
- Witness statements and contact information.
It’s essential to be truthful during your free case evaluation. The lawyer from De Castroverde will base their decision on whether or not you have a case and how much compensation to pursue based on what you tell them. If you’re not 100% honest, not only will your attorney eventually discover it, but it may affect the outcome of your case. It’s best to be upfront and direct from the start.
You should also have questions prepared to ask the lawyer during your free case evaluation to determine if a De Castroverde team member is the right attorney for you and your case. Possible questions you may want to ask include:
How do you charge clients?
Lawyers sometimes charge an upfront fee or charge clients by the hour. For personal injuries cases, the team at De Castroverde works for you based on a contingency fee. This contingency fee means that we don’t get paid a cent unless you win your case. We will agree upon a percentage of your compensation package before tackling your issue.
What type of law is your focus?
There are many areas within the field of law for lawyers to specialize. You need to hire an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. A lawyer specializing in business or criminal law won’t have the knowledge and experience that the personal injury lawyers at De Castroverde offer.
What is your success rate?
Don’t be afraid to ask about how many cases we’ve won. While our success rate doesn’t guarantee you the compensation you deserve, it certainly speaks volumes about what we’ve been able to accomplish in the past. We only take cases we feel we have a chance to win.
Have you gone to trial?
Your case may not be settled out of court, so you want to be sure your lawyer has spent time in front of a judge and jury in case you go to trial.
What Happens After Your Free Case Evaluation?
After the lawyer from De Castroverde has heard your account of the personal injury, they’ll advise you on whether or not they believe you have a valid claim. If you have a claim, the attorney will also discuss an amount that fits the compensation you deserve for medical bills, future medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
You will not be pressured into hiring De Castroverde to represent you. You will have the opportunity to think about whether or not you want to hire us to pursue your claim. Once you decide to hire us, we will enter into an agreement. At that point, your lawyer will get started on your claim while you focus on your health and recovery.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to the fault of another party, reach out to the team at De Castroverde today. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 702-803-3849 or via secure online messaging. Schedule your free case evaluation today to get started on the road to compensation.