Many personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations or case evaluations. One of the reasons for the free consultation is to determine if you have a valid claim. You and the lawyer will discuss what happened and any special circumstances surrounding your injury. Part of the evaluation is to identify who is responsible for your injury – there may be only one person or many people partially at fault. During the free consultation, the attorney will also inquire about the financial and psychological damages you’ve suffered as a result of your injury – such as medical bills, lost time at work, emotional stress, damaged property, and other costs. After reviewing your information, the attorney will be able to give you a pretty good idea of whether your claim is worth pursuing. For instance, if you’ve only suffered minor injuries and didn’t really incur any medical bills or lose any time from work, then your damages might not be worth the costs involved to pursue your claim – even if you were actually wronged. On the other hand – you might have more of a case than you think. Often, we underestimate the injuries we’ve suffered. This is the great benefit of the free initial consultation. There’s really no reason not to contact an attorney if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s wrongdoing.