What Happens During A Free Initial Consultation?
During a free initial consultation you will meet one-on-one with attorney Brian O’Connor to discuss the details of your accident and your injuries. This is also an opportunity for you to ask us questions about your case, learn about your legal rights and options and find out how we can help you.
Hiring an attorney is an important decision and the initial consultation allows you to get to know us better to determine whether we would be a good fit for you and your family. After the consultation, you will have a better understanding of your legal options. You may even learn that you do not need an attorney.
How Should I Prepare for My Meeting?
In order to ensure the consultation is as beneficial to you as possible, you should bring any documents, photos and other information relevant to your accident, including any accident reports, medical bills and records, insurance information and photos of your injuries or of the accident scene.
Is A Consultation Always Confidential?
Yes, your consultation is confidential and will stay between you and the attorney, even if you do not hire the attorney. It is important to be truthful and not hide any information you feel may hurt your case. In order to properly assess a case, an attorney needs as much information as possible to provide the most accurate assessment.
When Should I Schedule a Consultation?
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the fault of someone else you should schedule a free consultation as soon as possible for several reasons:
- Statute of Limitations and other deadlines: There are strict time limits that must be followed when filing an accident case. If you wait too long, your case could be dismissed as untimely.
- Evidence could be lost: Evidence must be collected as early as possible to prepare the best possible case. Video surveillance could be lost or destroyed and witness recollection sometimes fades over time. We hire private investigators early in a case to ensure important evidence is preserved.
- Insurance companies are working against you: You should consult with a lawyer before speaking to an insurance representative as they are protecting their own interests and will attempt to manipulate you to weaken your case.
Am I Obligated To Hire A Lawyer After A Free Consultation?
All initial consultations are free, whether you hire us or not. You should never feel pressured to hire any attorney simply because you received a free consultation. At The O’Connor Law Firm, we believe in educating you about your case regardless of whether you become our client. You should always be comfortable with your choice of lawyer and should never feel pressured to make a decision.
How Do I Schedule A Free Consultation?
You can schedule a free consultation with The O’Connor Law Firm to discuss your injury or wrongful death case by giving us a call or filling out our contact form. We will schedule your consultation at a time that is convenient for you. We have offices in Manhattan and Staten Island. If you are unable to travel to our offices, we can arrange to come to you.
Contact Us If You Have Further Questions
If you have additional questions about your injury case, please give us a call and we will gladly discuss how we can help you. We have offices in Manhattan and Staten Island and can be reached at 212-566-4868 or 718-948-3500.