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Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a big commitment. The first step is finding the right attorney. Many attorneys offer a free consultation. We’ll explain what to expect during a free consultation so you get the most out of the meeting.

Introduction and Background Information

Your consultation typically starts with introductions and an overview of the attorney’s experience. You may be asked to provide some background information about yourself and the circumstances around your injury. This can include details about how the injury happened, any medical care you’ve received, and the impact the injury has had on you physically, mentally, and financially.

Document Review

If you have documents related to your case, like medical records, accident reports, or correspondence with insurance companies, the lawyer will likely ask to review them. These documents can provide context and help the lawyer get a better understanding of your situation. 

Discussion of Legal Options

Once the lawyer understands your case, they will discuss your legal options. This can include explaining relevant laws and statutes that apply to your situation and potential avenues for seeking compensation. The lawyer may also outline your case’s strengths and weaknesses and assess the likelihood of success. 

Assessment of Damages

Personal injury cases often involve seeking compensation for damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The lawyer will work with you to assess the extent of your damages and determine what types of compensation you may be able to pursue. 

Explanation of the Legal Process

The lawyer will explain the legal process involved in pursuing a personal injury claim, including any deadlines for filing the lawsuit and the various stages of litigation. They will also discuss what you can expect in terms of how long the case may take and the potential outcomes. 

Fee Structure and Payment Options

Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. During the consultation, the lawyer will explain their fee structure and discuss any potential costs associated with pursuing your case. They may also outline payment options and any expenses you may be responsible for, like court filing or expert witness fees. 

Client-Attorney Relationship

Finally, the consultation is a chance for you to decide whether you feel comfortable working with the lawyer and whether they seem like a good fit for your case. The lawyer will use the consultation to evaluate the merits of your case and determine whether they are willing and able to represent you effectively. 

Contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered injuries, are having difficulty with the insurance company, or are facing other complex challenges, seeking the right legal help is crucial. 

Our legal team has over 40 years of experience seeking justice for our clients who have been the victims of personal injury accidents. Our attorneys have sought and won millions of dollars for our injured clients. Don’t allow your health and legal rights to go unaddressed after an accident. 

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Jaeson continued his studies at Florida State University College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 2011. Throughout his law school career, Jaeson regularly volunteered his time at Florida Legal Services, where he assisted with several projects aimed at advancing the rights of low-income families in Florida. Jaeson has recovered millions of dollars from individuals for his clients. For his efforts, Jaeson was inducted in 2016 into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. At the time of his induction, he was one of the youngest attorneys in the State of Florida to be inducted.

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