What to Know Before Hiring a Lawyer in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Written by
Abraham Jaros
Updated on Monday, Mar 25, 2024

Regardless of how you were referred to, or found a personal injury lawyer, you should always try to get the following information from the lawyer when you first meet. Do not be afraid to ask questions:

  • Has this lawyer handled cases similar to mine? If so, what is their track record with these types of cases?
  • How much is my case worth, whether by way of settlement or by a verdict?
  • How long will it take until I know if the case is settled or is going to trial?
  • Can I settle early if I want to? How will an early settlement affect what my case is worth?
  • If I hire your firm, what lawyer will be responsible for my case?
  • If I want to speak to someone about my case, who will I speak to?
  • Will I be speaking to paralegals or to attorneys when I call your office?

At times I hear from prospective clients that they actually hired the first lawyer they spoke to or met with, whether it was at the hospital, at home or at the lawyer’s office. They actually never interviewed any other lawyer after their accident before hiring their present lawyer, whom they may now be unhappy with!

After a serious injury from any type of accident, hiring the right lawyer for your case is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make, and is a decision that will probably affect you and your family for the rest of your life. Yet, most people put much more thought and homework into what car or suit they should buy than they do with what lawyer to hire after an accident!

At my firm, Jaroslawicz & Jaros, of which I was a founding partner in 1980, we try to help our clients and ease their concerns. If you are deciding whether to hire our firm, Jaroslawicz & Jaros, then you will almost always get to meet one of the two founding partners, either David Jaroslawicz or myself, Abraham Jaros. You will be assured that one of us will always be available to speak to about your case, and also told that another one of our associates will also be familiar with your case, so that you will always be able to reach someone to talk to who is familiar with and knows the facts of your case.

At Jaroslawicz & Jaros only experienced attorneys will be working on your case. You will not be told to speak to a paralegal or a secretary to get information about your case.

Always look at: What do their past clients say about this firm and their lawyers? If they have a website, then you can look at their reviews or “testimonials”- their letters and emails from prior clients.

You are invited to look at our website’s “testimonials” — letters and emails from actual prior clients — and see what they say about us.

On our firm’s website you can also see the many appeals our office has successfully handled, and the various cases of ours that have been reported extensively in the news media over the past 40 years as well as some of our past results, by settlements and verdicts, over the years.

If you are looking to hire a lawyer to represent you for an accident.

If you feel that you hired the wrong attorney for your case and are now dissatisfied with your current attorney for any reason, and are considering switching attorneys.

At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have more than 40 years of experience helping accident victims in New York recover compensation for their injuries. The clients we represent benefit from the personal attention of our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys.

Get the advice and guidance you and your family need

You do not have to go through this alone.

At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have over 40 years of experience helping accident victims in New York recover compensation. The clients we represent benefit from the personal attention of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys.

We Have Recovered Over $2 Billion for Our Clients.

The attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have obtained verdicts and settlements of over $1 Million for hundreds of our individual clients. Since all New York personal injury law firms generally charge the same legal fee why not hire an experienced law firm with a proven track record?

When you retain the New York City accident lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros, you will always work directly with your lawyer, and not with a paralegal or secretary. We will always be available to you! Our hundreds of positive client reviews and testimonials speak for themselves.

Experience and a track record of results

Contact the attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros for a free legal consultation regarding your rights and your legal options. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t have to worry about any upfront costs.

Contact us today for a free consultation

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You can reach partner Abraham Jaros directly, either call his cell 917-842-9544, or email him at ajaros@lawjaros.com. Or call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212 227 2780 in New York, or toll free 800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire.