Sometimes, we will get calls from people who have been given an offer to settle their claim. They ask us to evaluate the proposed settlement before they have even hired a lawyer for their case. We encourage these calls.
Similarly, we will get calls from people who have a potential claim for an injury but no offer on the table yet. On these calls, the caller asks us to give them our best estimate of the value of the case. We encourage these calls too.
However, I have some words of caution:
Be honest with yourself on what you are really seeking. Are you trying to find the lawyer who's going to give you the highest estimate? If so, watch out. You have to understand that it's difficult - actually close to impossible - to provide a specific monetary value of a jury verdict at the start of a case. Be cautious of a lawyer who guarantees a high result. It might be that he or she's just trying to close the deal on getting your business... its a possibility.
If you've been injured and you are considering filing a lawsuit against the person or company at fault, then you want to hire a lawyer whose going to get you the most value for your case for what your case is worth after he's done his work to develop the case. You want the attorney who is going to get you fairly compensated, which is not necessarily the one who tells you he's going ask for the most money before he's done any work on the case.
Your lawyer gets you the most money either by developing your case to enhance what is offered to you for a settlement that would avoid trial or by trying your case to verdict and winning.
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