Assigning a realistic value to a client's personal injury claim is an essential step in formulating a litigation strategy. Not only is it essential to effective settlement negotiation, it is also a necessary consideration when deciding what resources to commit to a trial should settlement prove impossible. Case valuation, however, can be intensely subjective and requires the consideration of numerous factors.
Are you getting ready to see an attorney for the first time to discuss your injury? You may be uncertain what to expect during that initial consultation and unsure what you should bring. An initial consultation typically involves a conversation between you and your potential attorney, during which you discuss what happened to you, the known extent of your injuries, who you believe is responsible and the outcome you expect from your lawsuit. Besides the interview, you should bring whatever you can to establish that you have a case and to assist your attorney in building a formidable case.