Will I be billed to discuss my situation with a lawyer?


Most experienced injury lawyers do not charge for an initial consultation. So you shouldn’t be billed if you’re talking to an experienced injury lawyer. Almost all of us will agree to talk initially at least with a perspective client without any expectation to charge the person for our time.
If you have some doubt about that, then I think what you should do is mention that right away in speaking to the lawyer and make clear what the ground rules are so that you can learn whether or not they intend to charge you for that initial conversation or not.