Chicago injury lawyer Scott DeSalvo here.
Have you been involved in a car crash or a work injury or some incident that you sustained an injury?
Well, in this video I’m going to tell you what to look for in an attorney if you’re considering getting a free consultation.
Knowing what to look for in a personal injury attorney, if you’ve been injured, is super important. It’s the difference between talking to an attorney who’s gonna give you real detailed answers and an attorney who’sjust gonna hustle you and try to sign up your case.
You should deal with somebody who knows what they’re doing.
So the first thing that you need to be aware of is if you’ve been injured in any kind of accident case, it’s almost crazy not to get a free consultation. Almost all personal injury lawyers offer free consultations where they will give you detailed information on your kind of case, what the law is, and how the law applies to your case. As well as letting you know about pitfalls and problems that are common to your kind of case.
It doesn’t cost you anything and you can usually get the consultation over the telephone or live in the lawyers office, whatever you prefer. So definitely if you have been injured, get a consultation. What should you be looking for in the attorney who gives you the consultation?
Make sure that the consultation is free.
Make sure the lawyer you talk to has experience in your kind of case. So in other words, if you have a work injury, you need an attorney who knows about work injury cases. If it’s a medical malpractice case, you want an attorney who knows something about that kind of case. Same thing with a car crash case.
Make sure the attorney offers to advance case costs and no fee until you win. If you talk to an attorney who tells you that they want you to pay them an hourly rate or something like that, turn around and walk away. It’s usually inexperienced attorneys or attorneys who don’t handle too much P. I. who ask for an hourly rate or a retainer. Most personal injury attorneys who I know who know what they’re doing, advance case costs and there’s no fee until you win the case.
Make sure that they represent injured people and that they don’t do a bunch of defense work.
In other words you don’t want an attorney who does a lot of insurance defense work representing insurance companies. You want an attorney who has dedicated his or her law practice to representing the injured people like you.
Sometimes, defense attorneys try to get some personal injury cases representing the injured person to add to their income. But the truth is you want somebody who has sympathy for the injured person and has dedicated their practice to that.
I hope this information helps you and if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at 888-hurt-318.
That’s my toll-free number where I can give you a free consultation. I have 24 hour operators standing by who can talk to you anytime, night or day and get you set up to speak with me so that I can answer your questions.
Also I charge no fee until we win. I’ve got experience in a broad range of personal injury cases.
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