How to Find the Right Personal Injury Attorney to Help You with Your Claim
If you need a personal injury lawyer's advice you shouldn't hire just any lawyer - you need to look for someone who has experience in handling personal injury claims - and whom you feel that you can rely on and trust.
There are several ways to get referrals to experienced plaintiffs' personal injury lawyers. You may talk with friends or coworkers who have been represented by a lawyer in their own personal injury claims or, you may seek a referral through other lawyers you know. But even if your friend or coworker says good things to you about a lawyer, or another lawyer gives you the name of a personal injury lawyer, that lawyer may not be the right lawyer for you and your case.
Since most personal injury attorneys will charge the same contingency fee basis, which means that the lawyer will only get a fee if they are successful at the end of your case, and will also not charge you for the initial consultation to meet with the lawyer, you need to choose the lawyer that you feel is right for you and your case.
Most people are not aware that it can cost a lot of money to successfully bring a serious personal injury lawsuit. To win your personal injury case requires the help of liability experts to explain why the other side is at fault for your injury; medical experts to explain your injury and what the future holds for you; rehabilitation experts to explain the projected costs of your future care; and economists to compute the projected costs of your future and past damages, medical and rehabilitation costs and lost wages.
Once a lawyer agrees to take your case it is the lawyer who has to spend the money necessary to be successful by doing the proper investigation and hiring the right experts. So you need to ask-is the lawyer successful? Has the lawyer any experience in handling serious cases that require spending large sums to be successful?
You need to hire a lawyer that will spend the time and money that you and your case deserve and that has the track record and experience your case requires. You can’t just call any lawyer that advertises or that you see on the internet–you need to ask some basic questions and do some research before you hire a lawyer for your case.
You need to know about the lawyer's experience-has the lawyer handled cases similar to yours? Has the lawyer been successful in obtaining verdicts and settlements in similar cases? How long has the lawyer been in practice? Does the lawyer specialize in personal injury cases? Does the lawyer most often represent the plaintiff, the person who was injured? You do not want to be represented by someone who has little experience with personal injury cases or who has primarily been a lawyer for the defendant, the entity or person being sued.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212-227-2780, toll free at 1-800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.