Why is there a free consultation with car accident lawyers? Quite simply, a free consultation gives Orlando car accident attorneys a way to see if you have a personal injury case that they can win. Not all lawyers offer a free consultation, also known as a free case review. It’s a business decision that lawyers make. Some law firms offer free consultations and some do not. A story in Lawyer’s Mutual looked at the pro and cons of the free case review from a lawyer’s perspective. Some attorneys see the practice as an indispensable way to get new clients. Other lawyers charge for initial consults because they find that it’s just plain unprofitable.
“I don’t care how you label the meeting, if you say you are charging for an initial consultation, most people will not meet with you,” one lawyer said. “In order to sell your services you have to get them in the door, you need to meet with clients. Personal injury clients definitely will not pay given all the firms that advertise ‘you don’t pay unless we recover.’ Granted time is wasted because people fee shop or do not have problems you can solve. That is the cost of doing business.”
But other lawyers see a free consultation as a waste of time. “I do make a policy of charging for the initial consultation,” said one lawyer. “I have tried it both ways and find that when I did not charge my time was being wasted by ‘shoppers,’ who sometimes would even offer me the other opinions that he or she had received on another free consultation visit to another attorney.”
Orlando Personal Injury Law Firm
The Orlando personal injury law firm Martinez Manglardi PA does offer a free consultation for personal injury accident cases. We have been helping people in Central Florida recover personal injury settlements for more than 30 years. We see the free consultation as a way to stay connected to our neighbors. People know that if someone else’s negligence causes harm, they can talk to a Martinez Manglardi PA personal injury lawyer for advice about what to do next. If you need a personal injury lawyer, call 407-846-2240. Locations throughout Central Florida.