Every case is different. Every lawyer is different. In order to get the best results possible, you need someone with experience, dedication, and success. If not, you’ll just be wasting time (and money). An attorney you can trust makes all the difference. Here are a few tips for choosing a personal injury lawyer in New York State.
Tips for Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney | Questions to Ask
When interviewing possible attorneys to represent you, always ask whether the initial consultation will be free or “complimentary.” Be sure to ask friends, business contacts, and family for referrals to attorneys who have strong trial experience in your particular type of case. Do not hire an attorney who is merely a general practitioner. You need a specialist to get the results you want.
When you interview a potential New York personal injury lawyer, be sure to ask whether you will be regularly dealing with them directly, or their junior associate, paralegal, or nurse. If a lawyer passes off your case to his or her assistants, this likely won’t result in the best working relationship. As mentioned before, an attorney you can trust makes all the difference.
Tips for Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney | Cost to Hire
Most personal injury lawyers will expect to be paid roughly 1/3rd of any legal recovery you may receive, whether through settlement or trial award. However, you do not have to pay any money out of pocket to hire the attorney to represent you and it is the attorney who pays all of your case’s expenses and out of pocket costs up front, such as filing fees, office expenses, and hiring expert witnesses to prove fault and/or the amount of your damages.
It is important to respond quickly to any question or request for information that your attorney sends to you. The faster you respond, the faster they can move your case along. However, if you feel that your attorney does not return your calls, e-mails or texts quickly, consider changing attorneys.
Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum Today
If you or a loved one are in need of an experienced New York personal injury lawyer, please call our office today to get a free consultation with Brian Elbaum. Let his experience work for you.