Consultation Guide

How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

We never want you left wondering "What should I be doing?". You can immediately call for guidance or read this article.

Hiring a personal injury attorney begins with gathering knowledge. It ends with signing a service agreement after a successful consultation. Read on to learn more.

Personal Injury Consultation

We offer free personal injury consultations. A consultation or consult is "a meeting with an expert or professional in order to seek advice." The experienced and highly capable personal injury attorneys at Johnson Law have created a basic guide for how to be best prepared for your consultation.

What to expect from a personal injury consultation

When you're considering a personal injury consultation, it's natural to feel a mix of emotions: uncertainty, hope, and perhaps a bit of apprehension. This initial meeting is a pivotal step towards seeking justice and compensation for your injuries. To help demystify the process and set your mind at ease, let's walk through what you can typically expect from a personal injury consultation. This overview aims to provide insights and explanations in an engaging and accessible manner.

Understanding the Purpose

First, it's important to understand the purpose of a personal injury consultation. This meeting serves as an opportunity for you to share your story with a legal professional who specializes in personal injury law. It's a chance to discuss the details of your case, learn about your legal rights, and explore the potential for compensation. Moreover, it allows both you and the attorney to decide if working together would be a good fit.

What Happens During the Consultation

Sharing Your Story

The consultation usually begins with you sharing your account of the events leading up to and following your injury. Be as detailed as possible; the nuances of your story can significantly impact the advice the attorney offers. No detail is too small to mention.

After hearing your story, the attorney will likely provide a preliminary assessment of your case. This includes an analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, the legal issues involved, and the potential challenges you might face. They will also explain the relevant laws that apply to your case and how they impact your potential for compensation.

Discussion of Fees

Understanding how personal injury attorneys charge for their services is crucial. Most work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. During the consultation, the attorney should clearly explain their fee structure, including any costs you might incur during the legal process.

Next Steps

Finally, the consultation should conclude with a discussion of the next steps. If the attorney believes you have a strong case, they will explain the process of formally becoming a client, the general timeline of a personal injury case, and what they will need from you moving forward. This is also your opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns you might have.

Step By Step Consultation Guide

Ready to transform your goal into reality? Dive into this straightforward, step-by-step guide designed to streamline your journey from start to finish. Each step, clear and easy to follow, paves the way to your success.

STEP 0: Just Call

No work is actually required before you call us (971-205-3266) for a free consultation. Our front desk will take down some initial information and then connect you with an attorney. Get the help you need and the answers you are looking for.

If we can’t help we will point you in the right direction.

In-person, phone-call, and video-conferencing consultations are all available.

STEP 1: Prepare

You will want to have the following things ready:

  1. Pen and paper
  2. Accident details like time and location
  3. General information on your injuries and treatment
  4. Names of companies and/or individuals involved
  5. Your preferred contact information

STEP 2: Contact Us

Call us 24/7: (971)-205-3266

More staff is available during in-person office hours (M-F 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM PST)

Alternatively, fill in our secure contact form.

STEP 3: Be Heard

However you choose to contact us, quick action is important for protecting your legal rights. As such, we will immediately try to connect you with one of our accident lawyers for a phone consultation. If no attorney is available we will schedule a time that works best for you.

Once connected with an attorney you can tell your story. Our experienced lawyers will walk you through the process and answer any questions you have. If we are unable to take on your case we will still point you toward other help.

STEP 4: Choose A Location

After a successful phone consultation, we will schedule a time for you to come in, meet us, and review the necessary paperwork. We believe it is important to meet clients in person to build a quality working relationship.

We have multiple locations which you can see on our locations page. Select the one best for you. If you will need any particular accommodations please let us know.

STEP 5: Retain

As part of the in-person meeting, we will go over the legal services agreement. Then, when ready, both parties will sign the agreement. This is the point at which we will officially transition from being an attorney to YOUR attorney.

Accident attorneys can even the odds. So call to see how our award-winning attorneys can benefit you. We want to reduce your stress and get you the compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury Consultation Guide - Extra Info

Do you want more useful information? We have other resources that may help you during your consultation. Our firm's goal is to provide compassionate advocacy. Part of that is providing useful information to the general public.

We are deeply connected to the local community. Johnson Law is not a large faceless law firm. You can see our reviews as proof of that. Read more about us or learn more about our success stories.

Learn more about describing a car accident by reading our example car accident descriptions.

Read about how your car insurance has Personal Injury Protection.

Free Consultations

We will review your case for free.

No Win, No Fee

Pay us nothing unless we get you a better settlement.

No Up-Front Fees

We work on contingency.

Your Questions Answered

Personal Injury consultations are free and come with no obligation. Request yours now.
(971) 205-3266
1323 NE Orenco Station Pkwy
Suite #210
Hillsboro, OR 97124


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