The initial consultation is an important step in choosing the right lawyer for your case. As a result, it is important to come to the meeting prepared to ensure you make the most of the meeting. It is also important to have a sense of what you can expect - while every lawyer will of course hope that you will retain them, there is certain information that you can expect to receive about your case when meeting with a Fort Walton personal injury lawyer from our firm.
An Identification of the Important Facts in Your Case
The success of your case will depend largely upon the facts. Sometimes the critical facts are obvious while other times they are not. An experienced Fort Walton personal injury lawyer will be able to point out which facts are important to your case. This includes identifying the facts that may be missing and which facts may need clarification. In turn, your lawyer will be able to identify what evidence will need to be collected in order to prove your claim.
An Identification of Any Potential Legal Issues
While the facts are important, how the law applies to your case will also be important. For example, if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, the fact that you were arguably trespassing could jeopardize your claim. Other legal issues could limit the amount of compensation you might receive. An experienced Fort Walton personal injury lawyer should be able to identify any potential legal issues so that you can prepare for these challenges.
A Candid Assessment of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Case
Once the facts and potential legal issues have been identified, your Fort Walton personal injury attorney should provide you with a candid assessment of the strength of your case. This should include identifying which facts work in your favor and which facts may be problematic. It should also include which legal issues you face and the likelihood that you will be able to overcome them.
A Brief Overview of Our Anticipated Legal Strategy
Your lawyer should also be able to provide you with an overview of what steps they expect to take with your case, such as what they will do to collect important evidence and how they intend to minimize any weaknesses your case may present.
An Estimate of What Compensation You Can Expect to Receive
An experienced Fort Walton personal injury lawyer should also be able to provide you with an estimate of the compensation you may be entitled to. In general, this should include:
- Your medical expenses
- Your lost wages
- Your pain and suffering
- Any other losses you have suffered
Of course, this is only an estimate, but the more documentation you can bring to the meeting, the more detailed the estimate will be.
Discuss Your Case with a Fort Walton Personal Injury Lawyer at Powell, Powell, & Powell
Our goal at the initial consultation is to provide as much value as possible with no pressure or commitment. To schedule your free consultation, contact us today at 850-682-2757. We can also meet with you at our Crestview, Defuniak Springs, Destin, or Niceville offices if one of those is more convenient.