Your First Attorney Visit

Business Shaking Hands

If you have never sought assistance from an attorney before, you may wonder just what will happen, and how your case will be evaluated. West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Stephen J. Press has been serving the needs of clients with commitment and compassion since 1971, and will give your case every consideration.

Your First Visit

When you first meet with West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Stephen J. Press one of your goals will no doubt be whether this individual will best serve your needs. Mr. Press will be doing much the same thing. He will listen carefully to you recount the events that led to your injury accident, but with a legal ear; in other words, he will evaluate the viability of your case.

It is very important on your first visit to be completely honest with your attorney. If you believe your case possesses weaknesses, let him know. Your attorney be evaluating whether such a weakness will affect your case. He will also be taking into consideration how articulate you are in telling your story, and whether you tend to evoke sympathy. These issues will be very important if your case eventually goes to trial.

Evaluating Liability

West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Stephen J. Press will be listening for clues about liability as he listens to your story:

  • Contributory Negligence: If your own actions contributed in some way to the injury accident, this may affect how much you can recover.
  • Complexity: If yours is a simple rear-end collision, it will likely be easy to prove. However, if, for instance, some defect in the workmanship of the defendant’s car led to the accident, this is much harder to prove.
  • Causal Relationship: In order for you to have a viable case, a clear causal relationship must exist which shows that the defendant’s actions led to the accident, which in turn caused your injuries.
Coverage and Profitability

In order for your case to be worth pursuing, there must be a source for recovering damages. After your initial interview, West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Stephen J. Press will investigate whether such a source exists, such as the defendant’s insurance policy or personal assets. Mr. Press will also assess how profitable your case is likely to be. If it seems that your case is winnable, is profitable, and a source exists for recovery, you are on your way.

Call for Assistance

West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Stephen J. Press is passionate about defending the rights of his clients. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence, call today for a free evaluation at (888) 808-2772.