Can my attorney tell me what my claim is worth?
Not at the first meeting. Part of an attorney’s job is to advise you on the value of your case so that you can decide if it is worth pursuing or settling out of court. When you first come in, however, we will not have enough information to give you an estimate at that time. First, we have to determine how strong the case looks. Then we have to explore all aspects of the harms and damages that occurred. That takes time. Once we’ve done all that, we will be able to give you a better sense of the value of your case. But that’s never set in concrete. Events during the case can affect value up or down. As the case evolves, we will keep you informed of any changes in our assessment.