An initial consultation for a personal injury case is when an injured person and/or their family talks to a lawyer or paralegal in order to evaluate the details of their claim- to determine whether it is a potential case that their law firm may be help the potential client with. This is an opportunity for someone who is educated in personal injury law and experienced with defending people’s rights through personal injury claims, to determine whether this is a case that is worth pursuing through the justice system.
The law firm of Cohen & Cohen has been defending the rights of injured people and their families for over thirty years. We have helped people who have been injured because of somebody else’s negligence, malice and recklessness. When someone is injured or becomes unwell because of this, he or she may be entitled to compensation for their injury. If an innocent person tragically dies because of this, their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation. One of the things that helps a lawyer and potential client decide whether or not they should move forward with a personal injury case, is by determining whether or not the potential defendant has the resources such as insurance, money, or other assets that they can pay an award from, for the expenses and financial hardships that incurred because of the plaintiff’s injury.
Common things that people seek compensation for in a personal injury case may include:
- Emergency services
- Medical expenses
- Hospitalization expenses
- Prescription medication and other kinds of treatments
- Loss of income
- Loss of childcare
- Loss of household maintenance and management
- Funeral expenses
- Burial or cremation costs
- Loss of consortium (spousal support)
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of care for a disabled adult
The above are some of the more common reasons people seek restitution when they have been injured because of someone else’s failure to do something necessary, or their doing something unnecessary that caused harm to the injured person.
Many people are intimidated at the thought of having to talk to a lawyer or paralegal, and are even more so if their experience was in any way painful or emotionally disturbing. It can be hard to talk about personal experiences and to have to remember details of painful memories but it is important to be able to do this during a personal injury case initial consultation because it will help a legal professional help you determine whether this is a case that is worth the time and energy it will take to pursue.
The dedicated team at Cohen & Cohen understands how people who have been in situations similar to yours have felt in the past. We know that the best way to talk to our clients and injured people in general is with compassion, kindness and respect. We fight fiercely and tirelessly so that our clients do not have to. While we know that no amount of money can take away someone’s pain or grief, it can help to alleviate much of the anxiety that comes from the financial burdens that often come with an injury or death.
A member of Cohen & Cohen’s legal team is available to give you a free, initial case consultation over the phone or in person, whatever you are most comfortable with. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You should not be trying to deal with the aftermath of a tragic injury on your own. Contact Cohen & Cohen, today.