#1 Experience: What kind of results should a Personal Injury Lawyer have?
To be an attorney in New York, each professional must finish law school, pass the bar exam and obtain certification, and then maintain certification. Knowledge of the law is important, but winning cases is far more complex and requires superior knowledge of how to ask questions, what kinds to ask, who to talk to, and where to hunt down information and clues to prove that the person or entity that harmed you should compensate you for your losses.
It’s harder for the injured person to prove negligence than it is for the defendant to prove the harmed individual was responsible. Winning a personal injury lawsuit is not simple or easy, no matter whether you’re up against a pharmaceutical giant or a local insurance company. A lawyer must know how to investigate and decipher corporate documentation.
A lawyer’s skill increases with every case and every trial, resulting in the ability to help you get the maximum possible compensation.
#2 Integrity: Can you trust your Personal Injury Lawyer to put you first?
Experience is imperative but not enough. You need a lawyer you can trust to put you first, no matter what. You need an honest lawyer if your case is to be built correctly and if you are going to get your fair compensation. Honesty allows the client and lawyer to work together as a team. And because personal injury lawyers don’t get paid until you do, they need to do everything possible to take care of you, if they want to put food on their tables. You and they are partners. The personal injury lawyer in New York who represents you should give you a genuine sense that you are on a team that is moving your case toward success.
You need to know that your lawyer will plow forward, even if the situation seems grim for a while. You need a team that fights tenaciously for the compensation that lets you move on with your life. You need a legal force that treats you as an equal.
Yes, lawyers have a great deal of specialized knowledge that cost them a great deal of time and money to acquire. The full value of their assistance is seen when they treat you with respect.
Sometimes that respect is shown when a lawyer is honest enough to tell you that your case doesn’t seem strong enough to win.
#3 Service: Will the Lawyer and staff remain available to you?
Injuries – and filing lawsuits over those injuries – bring a great deal of stress. You may be missing work or mourning over the loss of a loved one. The stress may overcome you. This is reasonable and natural. You are, after all, suffering.
For this reason, a lawyer must not only be honest and experienced, but also available to you. Sometimes you’ll have questions about your case. Other times you may feel depressed about your situation and just need someone to talk to. Due to the natural length of personal injury cases, you may start feeling that the party who harmed you doesn’t care. These are the times when you need to take advantage of your legal team’s dedicated availability to you.