Justice You Deserve: You can seek free case evaluation if you have been in an accident or are facing a legal issue. Many lawyers offer this service so clients can freely explain their cases without worrying about fees. Any person can get a free case evaluation with most lawyers.
Why free case evaluation?
If you or a loved one have been in an accident or have a legal issue, most lawyers specialize in helping clients in cases like this. The assailant would want to under-compensate or fail to compensate. Most lawyers genuinely want to ensure you get adequate compensation. The first step is to get you to speak freely without fear of the cost of explaining your side. Hence, most lawyers offer free case evaluation. They will listen to you, evaluate the possible claims, and advise you.
Here is how free case evaluation works:
The first part of free case evaluation is the initial contact. Lawyers have websites, and all their contact details are often listed on these websites. The first step to getting the free evaluation is to contact the lawyer and request it. Some have forms that you can fill out on their websites.
Information gathering stage
Once you have made contact, the lawyer then sets up a meeting. They will ask you some basic questions to understand the case. Maybe to identify possible claims also. These questions can include what type of accident/incident? What day or time? Where? Etc. At this stage, you should go with every piece of information that relates to the case and can be helpful. If you have pictures, videos, police reports, doctor’s reports, etc., bring them along.
After gathering enough information about the case, they will evaluate it. They will identify all potential claims and explain your options. They will also explain any risks that may arise while pursuing the case.
After the evaluation, the fee discussion is next. Lawyers have different fee models depending on the case type. For example, if it is a personal injury case, most lawyers will not charge you until the case is settled. For other cases, they may charge a retainer or hourly fee. But this case evaluation will be free if it says so on the lawyer’s website.
The free case evaluation comes to an end, and the client can decide if they want to hire a lawyer. If you wish to continue with the lawyer, you will sign an agreement. The lawyer then gets to work on the case.
Free case evaluation varies according to the lawyer and the case. Some law firms get clients to fill out an online form. After that, they contact the client on the phone or by email and have a free evaluation. At the same time, others do a face-to-face consultation. Keep in mind, too, that the time length for this evaluation will depend on the case itself. Complex cases will invariably take longer.