After you have been injured in an accident, consulting with an attorney will help you determine what the best avenue of recourse is in order to obtain compensation for your injuries. Some people view meeting with an attorney as an intimidating task. However, this is not the case. We are here to help you make the best decisions in order to get you the best result.
The initial consultation with a lawyer is a relatively informal meeting in which you will discuss what happened during the accident, the injuries you have suffered, what your potential options are and ultimately, what actions can and should be taken in your case.
It is important for the client to be forthright, giving as much detail oriented information as possible in relation to how the accident occurred, if there were any witnesses, what if anything the other parties said at the accident scene, etc.
In general we ask that all new or potential clients bring with them any and all documents pertaining to the case including the police report, photographs from the scene of the accident, insurance information and any and all medical records relating to their injuries. We will then review these items together and discuss the next steps.
After the initial discussions and careful review of the client’s documents, we’re able to determine if the client has a case. We advise the person if we believe Stark & Stark will be able to assit them with their case, whether that may be helping them replace a damaged car, or seeking compensation for their pain and suffering.
If we decide to take the case, the client will then sign an agreement to allow us to provide them with legal services. I tell my clients, from here, you don’t need to do anything except what your doctors tell you to do. All of your medical decision will be made by you and your doctor. As attorneys, we quarterback your case: handle all of your paperwork, conduct initial discussions with the insurance adjuster of the other driver, and if needed, meet with the lawyer representing the other party.