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What to Expect from a Car Accident Attorney Consultation

What to Expect from a Car Accident Attorney Consultation

By on Nov 12, 2019 in blog |

If you suffered serious injuries in a collision that wasn’t your fault, you’ll want to schedule a car accident attorney consultation.

Most lawyers who specialize in auto accident claims – including the team at Symkoviak Law Firm — offer free consultations. Here, we explain what will happen during your first meeting with a car accident attorney.

Car Accident Case Assessment

The auto accident lawyer will need a complete detailing of the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. So, the consultation will start off with you explaining exactly what happened and giving specifics on the injuries and damages you sustained from the collision.

If you have any official documents, including the police accident report, car repair estimates and records of your medical treatment, your car accident lawyer will want to examine them as well. The same is true for photos taken at the scene.

You may also need to answer follow-up questions, such as:

  • Have you talked to an insurance representative about the accident? If so, what did you say?
  • Have you spoken with anyone else involved in the collision?
  • Do you have the contact information for any witnesses of the accident?

An Answer on Legal Representation

Once the auto accident lawyer has all of the relevant information, you’ll be given a decision on legal representation.

If the attorney decides against representing you, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a weak case. The reason could involve a potential conflict of interest or the attorney’s workload. The scope of the lawsuit might also be the explanation.

If the car accident lawyer agrees to take your case, you should ask what they expect in terms of the outcome. However, keep in mind that their answer will be an educated guess – not an accurate prediction. These types of legal claims come with too many variables for any attorney to know exactly how yours will end.

Deciding to Hire the Car Accident Attorney

Getting an offer for legal representation puts the ball in your court. You need to decide whether or not to hire the auto accident lawyer.

Ultimately, you want an attorney you trust, someone who makes you feel at ease. At the same time, you need a professional who is capable of effectively representing your legal interests. To determine if the car accident attorney you’re meeting with is the right person to hire, consider the following questions:

  • Has this attorney handled auto accident cases similar to yours?
  • Does this attorney have experience in both settling lawsuits and taking cases to trial?
  • Will this attorney be handling your case, or will paralegals actually do the work?

Schedule a Free Consultation with Symkoviak Law Firm

If you’re looking for an experienced auto accident lawyer in northern Utah, turn to the professional team at Symkoviak Law Firm.

Our legal team will work closely with you – and by that we mean our attorneys, not just paralegals. We have resolved thousands of personal injury and auto accident cases, and we’re ready to help you obtain fair financial compensation for your injuries and damages.

For more information, or to schedule a free car accident attorney consultation, contact Symkoviak Law Firm in Salt Lake City, Utah, today.