Today we are going to discuss what to expect during your personal injury lawyer consultation at Cantor Injury Law in St. Louis. Navigating the aftermath of an injury can be overwhelming. You’re probably filled with uncertainty, questions, and concerns about the future. When you’re in this state, decision-making can be difficult but it’s also crucial in those initial moments after an accident. At this pivotal moment, seeking legal guidance is a wise first step. 

We realize, however, that the idea of an initial consultation can be daunting. Whether it’s your first time seeking legal help or you’re simply unfamiliar with the injury consultation process, we’re here to provide some transparency into the whole experience. We’ll walk you through what to expect during your personal injury lawyer consultation, ensuring you feel prepared, informed, and confident.

Your personal injury lawyer consultation. Woman after a car accident.

Initial Contact

The very first step of the process is contacting Cantor Injury Law. You can do this in a variety of ways including:

We want to make clear that this initial consultation is completely FREE of charge and fully confidential.

Appointment Scheduling

The next step is determining a convenient time and location for the consultation. We understand that clients have diverse schedules and needs, so flexibility is key. While many prefer the traditional in-person meeting at our office, others might be more comfortable or find it more convenient to conduct the consultation over the phone or via video call. This is especially beneficial for clients who are dealing with mobility issues post-injury.

Documentation Gathering

At Cantor Injury Law, we understand the complexities and nuances of building a strong case. That’s why we advise our clients to provide all pertinent documentation early on. This includes: 

  • Medical records, which offer a clear picture of the injury’s impact; 
  • Police reports, which lend an objective narrative of the incident; 
  • Photographs that visually detail the circumstances or severity; and any 
  • Contact information for witnesses, as their firsthand accounts can be invaluable 
  • Additionally, any interactions or correspondences clients have had with insurance companies are crucial for us to review 

These documents not only help us grasp the intricacies of each case but also enable us to advocate more effectively on our clients’ behalf.

Consultation Meeting

Our injury consultation process is structured to ensure clarity and trust from the very beginning. When clients come in, they’re first greeted by one of our lawyers. This is often followed by a thorough discussion where clients detail the incident and its repercussions.

After understanding the specifics, our lawyers evaluate the case’s strengths, potential challenges, and discuss possible outcomes. We take the time to educate clients about their legal rights and the avenues available for seeking compensation. With this foundation, we then outline a preliminary strategy or action plan tailored to the case.

Before concluding, we discuss our fee structure, often emphasizing our contingency fee basis, meaning we’re paid only if we win. Throughout the consultation, we encourage clients to ask questions and voice any concerns, ensuring they leave with a clear understanding of the next steps and our mutual commitment to the case.

Confidentiality Assurance

At Cantor Injury Law, we prioritize client confidentiality. Every piece of information shared with us is treated with the utmost discretion, protected by the attorney-client privilege. Our commitment is to ensure that clients can trust us fully with their sensitive information and that they know what to expect during their first lawyer consultation. 

Decision Making & Next Steps

After our initial consultation, you will choose whether or not to use our services. If you decide to move forward with us, we typically formalize the agreement with engagement letters or retainer documents. 

Upon being hired, we promptly detail the immediate actions we’ll take, which may include beginning investigations, reaching out to responsible parties, or initiating the necessary legal filings to advance your case.

Follow-Up Communication

At Cantor Injury Law, we recognize that the intricacies of legal proceedings can be difficult to understand and keep up with. That’s why our dedicated team takes the reins, navigating the complexities of each case on your behalf. 

We maintain regular communication, keeping you in the loop and ensuring you’re updated on case developments and necessary actions. Our goal is to shoulder the burden, allowing you the peace of mind to focus on your recovery and well-being.