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Preparing for Your Consultation With a California Personal Injury Lawyer

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Previously, we’ve looked at specific examples of personal injuries so this time, we thought we would go back to the fundamentals. For this blog post, we’re going to be covering the initial consultation with an attorney, let you know what to expect from this meeting, and provide key pointers on matters such as what to bring, etc.

Remember, we offer free initial consultations at the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis! Feel free to reach out to us directly at your earliest convenience to learn more about how we can help. For now, here’s what you need to know before you walk into your initial consultation.

What Should I Expect From a Consultation?

In our experience, consultations involving personal injury usually last for around 30 minutes, and can often be considered as a “getting to know you” meeting. Here, you’ll provide your prospective attorney with the details of the events that led to the injuries, as well as specifics on the injuries themselves.

The attorney’s job is to listen, then provide feedback on the validity of the case. In other words, he/she will determine whether you have a case on your hands at all. Once this has been established, an attorney will then take time to determine how strong the case is, as well as begin identifying ways in which it can be strengthened.

What Should I bring with me to My Consultation?

Evidence is crucial when it comes to establishing the strength and validity of the case, so it is highly recommended that you come equipped with as much relevant information as you can gather before you arrive at your initial consultation. This includes:

  • Medical records
  • Police reports
  • Insurance policy information
  • Other records such as photographs, correspondence, etc.

Schedule a Consultation with a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney

If you want to learn more, or if you are ready to schedule your consultation with a qualified legal professional, we encourage you to call us directly at your earliest convenience. Remember, we at the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis are here to help!