What Does It Mean When a Lawyer Offers a “Free Consultation?”

I see all of these lawyers saying that they will give me a free consultation.  What does that mean?

Lawyers are just like anyone else – they have only so much time in a given day.  To make a living, many lawyers charge by the hour.  Other lawyers charge a flat fee for a given service.  Other lawyers charge a contingent fee, which means they get paid only if they win your case and, and the case is won, they take a percentage of the money they win on your behalf.

So, when a lawyer says that he or she will provide a free consultation it means that they will sit down with you, hear about your problem, and give you some initial thoughts about it, at no charge or obligation to you.  This meeting gives you a chance to "interview" the lawyer and the lawyer the chance to interview you.   At the end of the meeting you are free to decide that you do not want to hire the lawyer and, likewise, the lawyer may decide that he or she cannot help you with your problem.

Make sure you understand before meeting with the lawyer whether there is any charge for the initial consultation.  Once again, most personal injury and wrongful death lawyers offer a free initial consultation.

To schedule a free consultation with our office on any type of Tennessee personal injury or wrongful case, please call  615.742.4880 or 866.812.8787 (toll-free) or fill out this form and send it to our office.  

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