The unthinkable has happened: you’ve suffered a serious injury, one that threatens your job, family and the simple things you take for granted every day. You could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed about what lies ahead. A free, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer can eliminate the fear and put your legal situation into proper perspective.

An initial consultation, beyond letting you size up your legal options, provides a clear window into what you can expect from that particular law practice; think of it as an opportunity to audition them for their level of interest and tact and experience in dealing with legal issues such as yours.

Will a lawyer – the one with the expertise and proper training – personally conduct the consultation, or will they put someone less experienced like a paralegal in their place? It is not uncommon for a lawyer to delegate such tasks, often because they are either too busy (which should send you a signal) or because they would rather have someone else filter out potentially untenable claims.

If you’ve been confined to a hospital bed or your own home, will a lawyer make the trip out to meet with you? An initial consultation doesn’t have to be confined to a law office, but not every lawyer will display such personal attention and compassion and literally go the extra mile to discuss your claim.

During the consultation, a lawyer can begin to review the facts of your case. They may detail important time limits governing your specific claim, and cases of precedent which determine the best course of action and all possible outcomes of your claim. For example, what is the likelihood of a lengthy trial or an out of court settlement or the prospects of alternative dispute resolution like mediation?

When you meet the prospective lawyer, inquire about his experience in handling your kind of case. Has he taken a case like yours to trial? Does he have a network of leading experts and rehabilitation professionals to ensure you receive the best possible care and outcome? What do past clients have to say about the lawyer’s expertise and commitment to obtaining justice?

At Horowitz Injury Law, Brian A. Horowitz will consult with you personally, whether in hospital, your home or the Horowitz Injury Law office, free of charge and obligation. He will answer all of your questions to help you make an informed decision about hiring a lawyer to represent you and your family in your time of need. The lawyer you choose could have a significant impact on the outcome of your case, so take the time to investigate the lawyer’s qualifications in handling complex personal injury claims.