The initial consultation with an attorney is where you find out if you even have a case. You shouldn’t feel awkward about contacting an attorney. I’ve met with clients who have come in feeling like they didn’t have a good case, but actually because of a law or statute they didn’t know about, their case was legitimate and they were entitled to compensation.
The next question that inevitably arises in that consultation is: “What is my case worth?” Unfortunately, that question is nearly impossible to answer during the initial consultation. Most cases are driven by the extent of the clients’ injuries, and many clients see us almost immediately following an accident. Many have symptoms that begin to manifest days after their initial visit with us. It is only after all the medical treatment is finished, and we have a complete picture of all the damages incurred by the client that we can determine what a fair settlement range might be for any given case.