Why do Lawyers offer Free Consultations

When people think of lawyers, they often think of old men in high-priced suits and expensive cufflinks who will charge hundreds of dollars just for a few minutes of their time. Don’t let that scare you away from talking to a lawyer after you have been injured.

Like many personal injury attorneys, we offer a free consultation to discuss your injuries, your rights, and your best options to get justice.  It is important that we have good relationships with our clients, and the free consultation helps us figure out if we can help you on your case.

Here are the questions we hope to answer in each free consultation.

  1. Do you have a case?

You will have a case only when you can show that somebody did something wrong and caused you harm. The law also must support your case. When we sit down to talk with you, we will ask you questions about what happened to determine if we can legally hold someone responsible for your injury.  Those questions will help us decide if you have a valid case.

  1. Does it make sense to hire a lawyer?

Even though you may have a valid case under the law, it doesn’t always make sense to hire an lawyer. Sometimes, a lawyer will not be able to get you much more money than you can on your own. If that is the case, we will tell you. On other cases, the amount of money you need to spend to get justice is far more than the money you can actually get back at the end of a case.

  1. If you don’t need a lawyer, what are your next steps?

We can only give limited advice if we don’t take your case. We will still share some of the resources that can help you if you don’t have a lawyer. Even if we decide not to take your case, we want you to leave with some information that will help you get justice.

  1. If you do need a lawyer, what can we do to help?

When we decide that our firm can help you, we want to make sure you know what to expect. We will go over the process of starting a personal injury case, talk about what you can do to get good medical treatment, and discuss how to make the most of your case.

If you have been injured because somebody did something wrong, give us a call to set up a free consultation.

How To Get a Lawyer When You Can’t Afford One

Contingency fees allow people to have access to justice and the courts even when they do not have the money to pay a lawyer.

Getting justice can be expensive. When someone hurts you because of their bad actions, they will not immediately pay for all of your harms. Sometimes, you have to go to court. Going to court can be expensive and difficult. Fortunately, there are 2 ways to get your day in court.courtroom

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Do You Have Enough Insurance?

Two Car Crash 7Being in an automobile crash is a terrible experience. It is even worse when there is not enough insurance to pay for all your injuries and suffering. At the Barnett and Bennett Law Firm, we have dealt with countless people who have been involved in auto collisions. Many times, accident victims can’t get all of the help they deserve because they don’t have the right insurance. People without enough insurance often tell us that they have “full coverage” believing that they are protected. In reality, there’s no such thing as “full coverage.” You should make sure you know the details of your auto insurance policy. Don’t just assume that you are “fully covered.” (more…)

How Long Can I Wait Before Filing a Lawsuit?

When you are injured because of another person’s negligence, how long can you wait? If you wait too long, you will never have a right to receive compensation for your injuries. This deadline for filing a lawsuit is called the Statute of Limitations. Once that date passes, you are out of luck.
Your attorney will want to investigate before actually filing a lawsuit, so don’t wait until the last minute.
Here are some of the statutes of limitation that apply to personal injury cases in California. (more…)


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Barnett & Bennett Law Firm

712 Empire Street,
Fairfield, CA 94533

P: 707.425.0671