What Should I Expect As A Personal Injury Client?
Making the decision to hire an attorney can feel daunting. One of the best ways to reduce your nerves before your first meeting is to learn a bit about what to expect for your free personal injury consultation.
At Rencher Law Group, P.C., we are passionate about helping our clients understand their options and their rights. On this page, we have taken a moment to provide some information about being a personal injury client in California that we hope will be helpful.
Understanding The California Claims Process
The lawyer you hire will represent you in every step of an injury claim. First, you will meet with your personal injury attorney and law clerk in person or over the phone. They will listen to the details surrounding your accident to determine whether you have an actionable case.
If you do, your lawyer will send a demand to the insurer of the person or party at fault for your accident. Usually, this results in a settlement offer and some back-and-forth negotiations until the insurer offers a fair sum. If the insurer fails to negotiate in good faith (like they often do), the attorneys at Rencher Law Group, P.C. will file a lawsuit to seek a better financial award from a judge or jury.
Your First Consultation: What To Bring
Try to gather as many documents as you can related to your accident.
These could include:
- Police reports
- Hospital bills
- Medical records
- Automotive records
- Wage loss documents
- Out-of-pocket expenses
The more documentation you have, the better picture we will have about your situation. If you cannot find every bit of paperwork, do not worry. We know which documents we will need and how to acquire them on your behalf. We strive to lessen the impact and burden of being involved in a personal injury matter.
Speak With One Of Our Personal Injury Attorneys To Learn More
When you work with Rencher Law Group, P.C., you do not have to feel nervous about speaking with a lawyer. We are approachable and accessible to all our clients. Accordingly, when you need legal help after an injury, we are here for you. Learn more by calling us in San Francisco at 877-RENCHER or by using our online contact form. We offer free initial consultations for all personal injury and wrongful death matters.