What to Expect at Your First Consultation with an Injury Lawyer

What to Expect at Your First Consultation with an Injury Lawyer

What to Expect at Your First Consultation with an Injury Lawyer

A common question we get asked as Beverly Hills injury lawyers is what to expect at an initial consultation and whether you need to prepare. In general, your first meeting with a lawyer will simply involve talking about your accident and getting to know each other. Read on to learn more.

Understanding Your Case

The first thing an injury lawyer will do is try to understand all the facts about your accident. If you have a police report, copy of your insurance policy, medical records, or any photos, definitely bring those with you to give the lawyer as much information as possible.

Legal Concerns

At your initial consultation, your lawyer will likely make an initial legal assessment regarding the strength of your case. In the event that the attorney believes that you have a claim, he or she may ask you whether you would like to sign a retainer agreement so the attorney can begin working on your


Generally, in an injury case, your lawyer will work on a contingency fee, meaning they will take a percentage of whatever money you recover. As a result, it is unlikely there will be much discussion about billing, hourly rates, or retainer fees at your initial consultation. In addition, your initial consultation will be free, so there are no up-front costs associated with meeting with and retaining an injury lawyer.

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Our experienced Beverly Hills accident lawyers are committed to helping victims obtain the compensation to which they are entitled under California law. You can learn more about how we work by reading our testimonials. To set up your free initial consultation, please call us at 310.478.5800 or submit our contact form.