What To Expect During Your Personal Injury Consultation
What to Expect During Your Personal Injury Consultation
When you arrive for your Broomfield, Colorado personal injury consultation, you will likely be taken into either an office conference room at the Law Firm, or one of the Broomfield personal injury attorney’s offices. You will first meet with the attorney, or attorneys, who will be working on your case.
The attorneys will first want to know everything that happened leading up to the incident. If you were in a motor vehicle collision, they will want to know what car you were driving, where you were driving to and from, what the weather was like at the time of the collision, if anyone else was in the car, what happened at the time of the collision, whether your vehicle was in motion or stopped, whether you were wearing your seat belt, and where your vehicle was struck.
The attorneys will also ask you about any injuries you noticed immediately following the collision, for example, did your head hit the windshield, did you feel a burning sensation in your neck, or did you notice any blood or marks on your body. They will also ask about any conversations you had with the other driver, whether the police were called, damage to your vehicle, and they will ask for copies of the traffic accident report and photos of the vehicles and scene of the collision.
You will also be asked about what kind of medical treatment you received following the collision. Were you transported to an emergency room in an ambulance, did you go to urgent care, or whether you followed up with your primary care doctor later? They will want to know the names of all medical professionals that you consulted.
During your personal injury consultation, you will also have the chance to ask the attorneys any questions that you may have, including how the fee structure works, whether you have to pay anything out of pocket, how much the attorneys believe your case is worth, and the likelihood of going to trial.
At the end of the consultation, you may be asked to sign HIPPA releases that will allow the law firm to obtain your medical records.
Choosing a law firm to represent you in your personal injury case is a big decision. Make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in the attorneys that you hire.