When you've been injured because someone else was careless or reckless, it can be hard to find the right lawyer. One question injured folks often ask is, "How much do I have to pay for a consultation?" The good news is that our law firm in Orlando, Florida, is happy to give you a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer for your potential personal injury or wrongful death case.

In this article, we'll talk more about personal injury cases and free consultations. That way, you can get a better understanding of what all this entails. If you have any questions along the way and want to speak with someone, just give us a call at 321-LAWSUIT.

Do All Injury Lawyers in Orlando Give Free Consultations?

cost to hire a personal injury lawyer in OrlandoMany law firms offer free legal consultations to discuss your case and determine if you have a viable claim. However, these consultations are often done by an "intake specialist" or someone else trained to ask a series of questions, rather than someone trained in the law. If you call us, we will try to get you with a lawyer as soon as possible, whether it's one of our lawyers or someone at another firm.

Legal consultations allow you to learn more about the law firm, their track record of success, and how they can help you pursue compensation for your injuries. During the consultation, you can ask questions about the legal process, potential outcomes, and the fees charged by the firm. You can also get a feel for how personal (or impersonal) the law firm is.

Our goal is to get people with an attorney right away, as we talked about. Sometimes this means referring people to the right attorney when we're not the best option. We are a small firm, and there is a serious demand for our time, so we can't take every case.

However, when we can't take a case on, we have great relationships with other attorneys, and we know which lawyers are skilled and treat people well. So, even if we can't represent you, we can likely point you in the right direction.

Why Do Law Firms Offer Free Consultations?

Our law firm offers free legal consultations for several reasons, and it can benefit both of us in several ways:

  • Assess your case: The free consultation allows us to evaluate the merits of your case and determine if we can help you. If we can't help you, we can likely get you to an attorney or law firm that can help you.
  • Provide legal clarity: During the consultation, we can provide you with some valuable insights about your rights and options, even if we don't ultimately represent you. We believe in helping people, and this has been a huge driver in our success. Being helpful to folks (for free) is a big part of our business model.
  • Build trust: A free consultation allows you to get to know us and decide if you feel comfortable working with us on your personal injury or wrongful death case. Most people want to hire us because we treat our clients like family. When you call us and talk to us, you'll find that talking to folks at our firm is like talking to friends and family; we're here to support you.

What Can You Expect During a Free Initial Consultation?

When you schedule a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer at our office, you can expect the following:

  • Discussion of your case: You'll have the opportunity to explain the details of your accident and injuries to an attorney.
  • Questions from the attorney: The lawyer will probably ask you some questions to better understand your situation and determine if you have a strong case.
  • Legal advice: The attorney will provide you with an honest assessment of your case and explain your legal options.
  • Information about the firm: You'll learn more about us and how we can help you.

What's the Purpose of a Legal Consultations?

The initial legal consultation is an opportunity for a lawyer to assess your case and determine whether you may have a good case or not. Even if you have a great case, the lawyer needs to decide whether they are the best person to help you.

A lawyer can sift through the facts to determine issues with liability, as well as your overall damages. Then, once your lawyer has the information they need, they can give you some options moving forward.

Additionally, the legal consultation gives you a chance to better understand the law in your case, as well as what facts are "good facts" and what facts are "bad facts." By understanding the reality of your situation, you can pick a good strategy to achieve the outcome you want. The legal consultation will give you a better understanding of your case so you can start plotting out your strategy.

In this way, legal consultations benefit the lawyer and the potential client. The lawyer gets a chance to evaluate a potential case, and the potential client gets some useful and free information about the law and how it applies to their claim. It's a win-win for the people involved.

What Should You Bring to Your Free Consultation?

To make the most of your free legal consultation, it's helpful to have relevant documents handy, such as:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • Bills related to your injury
  • Insurance company correspondence
  • Witness contact information

Having these documents available can help the attorney better understand your case and provide more accurate legal advice. These are great items to use to guide a discussion during a free legal consultation.

How Can an Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Help with Your Case?

We have a strong track record of success and a commitment to client satisfaction, and we handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

Negligence, recklessness, and carelessness can take many forms. Thus, the type of case is not as important to our firm as the negligence from the standpoint of Florida law.

The list above includes some of the more common types of incidents that are involved in personal injury claims, but it is by no means a comprehensive list. Essentially, any event involving negligence or carelessness that results in an injury or death could form the basis of a personal injury claim in Orlando.

The attorneys at Spetsas Buist understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that come with a serious injury. We work tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable and help our clients obtain the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

What Sets our Firm Apart from Other Personal Injury Law Firms?

There are several factors that set us apart from other personal injury and wrongful death law firms in Orlando, Florida:

  • Infographic explaining the contingency fee structure in personal injury and wrongful death casesFree consultations: The firm offers free initial consultations to all potential clients, allowing them to discuss their case without worrying about upfront costs. Although many firms set up consultations with non-lawyers, we schedule qualified cases with attorneys, and our attorneys are involved every step of our clients' journey.
  • Contingency fee structure: Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay legal fees if we successfully recover compensation for you.
  • Personalized attention: Our firm prides itself on providing personalized attention to each client, ensuring that we are working toward satisfying each client's unique needs and goals throughout the legal process.
  • Experience: With years of experience in personal injury law and a track record of serious academic and professional achievement, the attorneys at our law office have the knowledge and skills necessary to handle even the most complex cases.
  • Commitment to clients: Our law firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims and ensuring that they receive the compensation they deserve.
  • Commitment to the community: We are not just dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients, but we're also dedicated to making our communities safer over the long term. When negligence goes unpunished, we are asking for more negligence. Next time, it could be our child, wife, or parent that gets hurt.

Frequently Asked Questions About Free Initial Consultations

  • How long does a free consultation typically last? Free initial consultations usually last 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of your case and the questions you have for the attorney.
  • Do I have to pay anything if I decide not to hire the law firm after the consultation? No, if you decide not to hire the law firm after the free consultation, you are under no obligation to pay anything. There's no hourly rate or hidden pricing structure, and you don't have to hire an attorney.
  • What happens if I choose to hire your law firm after the free consultation? If you decide to hire Spetsas Buist after your free initial consultation, the attorney will discuss the next steps in your case and explain the firm's fee structure in more detail. You will also sign an agreement outlining the terms of the attorney-client relationship.
  • Can I bring a family member or friend to the consultation? Yes, you are welcome to bring a family member or friend to our office if you need support and assistance.
  • What if I can't travel to the law office for the consultation? If you are unable to travel to the law office due to your injuries or other circumstances, Spetsas Buist may be able to arrange a virtual consultation or meet with you at a location that is more convenient for you.

Wondering Whether You Should Reach Out to an Attorney?

If you've been injured in an accident in Orlando, Florida, don't hesitate to reach out to an attorney at a personal injury law firm like Spetsas Buist. With free initial consultations, you can discuss your case with an attorney without worrying about upfront costs or consultation fees. The attorneys at Spetsas Buist are dedicated to helping injury victims pursue the compensation they deserve and will work tirelessly to protect your rights throughout the legal process.

Remember, when searching for a personal injury lawyer, look for a firm that offers free consultations, has a track record of success, and provides personalized attention to each client. By choosing Spetsas Buist, you can feel confident that you have a strong legal advocate on your side, fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve.