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What Does a Free Legal Consultation Actually Entail?

At Maison Law, our attorneys offer free legal consultations to all victims of California accidents. We do this as a way to give you a chance to find out what your injury claim is worth. You may still question what it actually means to receive a free legal consultation from a personal injury lawyer.

What Should I Know About a Free Consultation with a California Lawyer?

If you were injured in a California accident, focusing on your physical recovery and getting back on your feet financially are vital. Meeting with an attorney can help you achieve these goals without the stress of dealing with the insurers and the other party’s attorney by yourself. Here are some things you should know about your free legal consultation after an accident:

  • A “free consultation” actually means free. If an attorney promises a free consultation, this means that it should cost you nothing to have your case reviewed. An attorney and their legal team will review your options with you and show you how you can proceed in your case. From there, you will decide if you want them to represent you in your claim.
  • During a free consultation, you will be able to ask questions about legal matters concerning your case. However, they may be kept brief and the attorney may not go into a lot of detail regarding every question. The purpose of your consultation is to help you decide if you want to retain an attorney and learn what recourse you may have after an accident.
  • A free consultation also gives you time to consider your prospective attorney’s legal experience dealing with the type of cases that relate to your own situation.
  • You should bring all relevant documents that you have retained thus far to your free consultation. The attorney will be able to take a look at medical records, photographs you’ve obtained, witness statements, police reports, and more.

What Fees Should I Expect Throughout My Personal Injury Case?

When you’ve decided to move forward with a personal injury attorney, you may wonder when you will owe payment to your attorney. Many personal injury attorneys in California work on what is known as a contingency fee basis. This means that the legal fee that they take out will depend on the outcome of your claim. If you win your case and a settlement is reached, a certain amount will come out to pay your lawyer. If your attorney loses your claim, you would owe them nothing.

Many firms, including Maison Law, work on a contingency fee agreement. This means that you will avoid out-of-pocket costs and you can focus on the outcome of your claim. Many injured victims will not be able to pay the money upfront as they deal with other bills associated with their injuries, so this type of agreement helps them in a variety of ways.

Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer at Maison Law Today

At Maison Law, we believe that the lifeblood of a personal injury law firm is its clients. This is why we will compassionately handle every aspect of your claim for you with knowledge and resources needed to help you back onto your feet. We strive to make sure that you get the best outcome possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for a no-obligation case consultation to get started.

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