A free consultation is an excellent opportunity to sit with an attorney and ask specific questions about topics such as personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, workers compensation, and Social Security Disability.Concerns over whether you will have to pay for the consultation and whether or not it is truly “free” is anecdotally cited as a reason people fail to seek advice or wait too long to meet with an attorney. Normally, when someone asks about a free consultation, they are really asking is “What’s the catch?” or “What’s in it for the attorney?”
Free Consultation – No Catches
The short answer is that there is no catch. There is no hidden fee or agenda. The purpose of a free consultation is to give people who have been injured the opportunity to get legal advice on whether, and how, to proceed with their potential claim. There is no obligation with a free consultation; it is quite simply the opportunity to speak with an attorney at no expense.
What’s in it for the attorney? – The sooner you seek help, the easier it is to provide.
So, “What’s in it for the attorney?” The answer to that is a little longer, but just as simple. We want to encourage you to come to us as early as possible in your claim. That gives us an opportunity to make sure all of your rights and obligations are met. With a motor vehicle collision, we need to know within 14 days of the accident whether your injuries are “Emergency Medical Conditions”.
With workers’ compensation we need to make sure that you have reported your accident within 30 days of it occurring. The list goes on, but basically there is quite a bit of legal work that the earlier we get started the better it is for your claim. We do not want people waiting until the last minute to come see us over a fear that they may have to pay for their consultation, so we offer free consultations. No string attached.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, have been injured at work, or cannot work due to a serious medical condition, you have an opportunity to speak with an attorney at Michles & Booth to discuss your rights, obligations and options. There is no catch. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your potential claim, please call Michles & Booth at (800) 848-6168 for your free initial consultation. We are happy to help.