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What is Involved in a Free Case Evaluation?

A free case evaluation can be very beneficial in helping clients understand whether or not they should bring a legal claim, and whether that particular firm or attorney is right for them. Specifically, when you call or email a law firm, you are connected with an attorney (for example, one of our Chicago personal injury lawyers). During your initial conversation, we will listen to your story and tell you how we may be able to help you receive compensation from the wrongdoers who caused your serious injuries or the death of a loved one. We will also tell you right away if we do not think we can help you pursue your case.

In your initial consultation, it can be helpful to bring everything that you have in connection with the incident with you, such as medical reports, police reports, names/contact information for witnesses, any information you were able to gather about the wrongdoer, and any other information relevant to your potential case. Keep in mind that this information is kept completely confidential, between you and the attorney you discussed it with.

A Chance to Ask Questions

The initial consultation is also your chance to ask the attorney any questions you have, both about your potential case, and about the attorney/the firm, specifically. Some of those questions could include:

  • How long have they been practicing in personal injury?
  • Do they practice in other areas, or just personal injury?
  • Do they typically handle plaintiff cases?
  • Are there other clients they can refer you to?
  • What are some examples of successful cases the firm and/or attorney has handled?
  • What are my chances of succeeding?
  • What is the strategy for my case?
  • What potential defenses will the wrongdoer offer in response to bringing a claim against them?

Keep in Mind…

The main purpose is meeting with an attorney for a free consultation is for the attorney to figure out if you have a case and if it is a case that they could work on. In this way, some consultations are essentially like case evaluations.

Our Case Evaluations are Free

All emails and phone calls with our attorneys are completely free of charge, so there is no risk in calling to learn more about our services and your legal options. If we can help you pursue your case, you will never pay any fees unless we successfully resolve your case. You will only pay if we settle your case or receive a jury verdict in your favor.

We are experienced in evaluating potential cases and will always provide our honest opinion. If you think you might have a case, there is no risk in calling our office to talk about your situation with a Chicago personal injury attorney. Call 312-332-2872, or toll free at 877-374-1417. You can also fill out our Free Online Case Evaluation form and one of our lawyers will call you back shortly.