What Will Happen During the First Meeting?
Often, it will take place on the telephone when you need advice quickly before an office appointment can be arranged. Whether you meet with us in person or by phone, you will generally have two contacts with our office: the first with one of our paralegal team members who will record some background details about your claim, and the second with a lawyer so that you may ask questions and be given legal advice.
At your first office meeting, be prepared to answer what may seem like an unending stream of questions. This initial information gathering will help our team understand how you were injured, who was involved, and when and where it happened. As we dig deeper into the specifics of your case, you will be given an opportunity to discuss how your life has changed since your accident and how your injuries have affected your work, leisure, recreation, family life and community involvement.
At the end of your meeting, the lawyer will attempt to give you a preliminary opinion of whether you have a case and what, if any, potential obstacles exist if you were to go ahead with the case. We will also be sure to have a clear and frank discussion about the anticipated costs associated with bringing a personal injury action on your behalf.
If after meeting with us at Sharpe Beresh & Gnyś you should decide not to retain our services, or if for some reason we are not prepared to take you on as a client, you will not be given a bill for that meeting.