What Happens During a Personal Injury Consultation
The Millar Law Firm offers free consultations to help you better understand your options and the legal rights you may have after an accident. During our first meeting, we get to know you as a person, review the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, explain the process of bringing your claim, discuss the different potential outcomes, and talk about how we help you and your family through the process.
Our goal is to answer all of your questions and help you make informed decisions about your case. Here is an in-depth look into what we are likely to cover during your initial consultation and what happens if we work together on your case:
The Purpose of a Consultation
At The Millar Law Firm, we will not pressure you to sign-up with our law firm. We offer a free consultation is to help you understand your legal rights, walk you through the process of pursuing those rights, explain what your case may be worth and how to receive medical care and other benefits, and to discuss possible benefits and consequences of bringing your injury claim or case. Our mission is to support you and your loved ones in making an informed decision about whether or not pursuing legal action is best for you.
We Want to Hear Your Story and Perspective
We want to learn about you and understand the accident and your injuries from your perspective, how your case has affected you, your family and your life.
What to Expect When You Hire A Lawyer
In a personal injury case, the accident is only the beginning of the process. You may have many questions, such as how a claim is made against the at-fault or negligent person or company, how to find medical care if you do not have insurance, whether you can recover lost pay, and the value of pain and suffering. If you have been involved in a car accident, you may also want to know how to get a rental car, how to have your car repaired, recover for a total loss, or whether you can recover diminished value. Because we have been handling personal injury cases for over a quarter-century, we can often provide those answers up front. In other cases, some investigation may be necessary.
In most cases, your lawyer will make a claim against the negligent person or business, and when you have completed medical care or the limits of insurance are known, a settlement discussion may be appropriate. Most cases are resolved through settlement, and very few civil cases make it to trial. Trials can be expensive and time consuming, so often you and the insurance company may both want to avoid the cost and risk of trial. This explains why many cases are settled before a lawsuit is filed or outside the court room.
A settlement is not a decision by a judge or jury but instead is a compromise between you, the plaintiff, and the defendant, who is either the at-fault party themselves or their insurance company.
While the majority of civil cases settle out of court, at your consultation, we will often discuss what you can expect in either scenario, so that there are no surprises ahead.
After your initial consultation, the law firm will do a full investigation into your case to determine all the facts and circumstances of your accident and learn as much as possible about your injuries and how you and your family have been harmed. We will examine the police report, obtain eyewitness testimony and review any related medical records.
Review of Medical Records and Documentation
We will investigate the severity of your injuries and whether or not they are permanent. We will also gather all your medical bills and expenses as well as any documentation you have regarding lost time at work and income. The severity and permanency of your injuries as well as the amount of your past medical care and the cost of any needed future care will impact the value of your case.
Determining Who Is Responsible for Paying for Your Injuries
Who is responsible for paying for your injuries and damages depends on the circumstances of your case.
We will investigate all sources of insurance available to cover your losses, including your medical and automobile insurance policy and the insurance policy of any other involved parties to the accident. Automobile, truck or business insurance is often the most significant source of recovery in a personal injury case. Sometimes, it could be your only method for recovering damages, so this information is critical.
If the defendant was working during the accident, this might also determine who is responsible for paying. Depending on the circumstances, the employer may responsible for the harm caused by a negligent employee.
Contact The Millar Law Firm for Your Free Case Evaluation
Your case is special and unique, and your needs are different than any other client. At The Millar Firm, we pursue each case with skill, personal attention and passion. We understand how important your case is to you and how difficult it can be when you have been injured in an accident.
If you are interested in receiving a free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us today. You can reach us 24/7 at (770) 400-0000 (“770-4-Million”) or using the chat feature or contact form on this website.