If you’ve been injured through another person’s negligence, then chances are you will need to retain a personal injury lawyer to work closely with you as you seek to be compensated for your injuries.
In New York, choosing the right lawyer can not only mean the difference between winning and losing your case but also how large of a settlement you may finally end up with. However, if you’ve never had any dealings in the legal world, just finding the right attorney can be a daunting experience.
Here are some things you should consider if you need to retain the services of a personal injury lawyer;
A focused practice. You need to find an attorney that does one thing well, and that is to work almost exclusively on personal injury cases. By itself, personal injury law is a vast area of practice, and it can take years for an attorney to gain the experience that will give their client the edge they need. The attorney you choose should also be skilled and experienced in settling a case because the vast majority of personal injury cases never make it to trial.
A well-known reputation. Many personal injury attorneys work in the same court system for many years. Through those cases, they can build a name and a reputation for themselves, becoming well known to insurance companies, other attorneys and to the court system. You can use this reputation to your advantage to gain the upper hand in many cases.
An objective point of view. Look for an attorney who sets aside the emotional aspect of a case and instead focuses on the facts. In a legal setting, facts are what will carry the day, and while your judgment may be clouded due to a swirling mix of mental, emotional and physical issues, to be effective, an attorney must be able to set those things aside.
Isaacson, Schiowitz&Korson LLP proudly serves New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island, Nassau and surrounding communities. Contact us for a free consultation at (212) 267-6557.