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Choosing the Right Bronx Personal Injury Attorney

22 Jan 2019

If you have been injured in a preventable accident and are trying to find a personal injury lawyer in New York to represent you, there’s a good chance you’re overwhelmed. There is certainly no shortage of injury attorneys in the NYC area, and the sheer number of options can make it difficult to find the right attorney for you. It’s important to remember the choice of a lawyer is an important decision that can significantly impact the way your case is ultimately resolved. Here are some factors to consider when making a decision about who you will choose to represent your legal rights.

Experience Counts

A lawyer’s experience is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a Bronx personal injury attorney. The practice of law is much more than simply knowing the law and applying it to a set of facts; it also encompasses negotiation skills and tactics, procedural strategy, courtroom experience, and many other issues that lawyers learn after law school in the field. For this reason, you should always consider an attorney’s experience and the collective experience of his or her firm when making a decision.

Look to Past Results

While a lawyer's past results are no guarantee of the future, it is a useful metric you can use to determine an attorney's or firm's relative ability and prestige in their area of practice. When you're shopping for a lawyer, do some research on his or her past case results. See if there are cases similar to yours and determine how they were resolved.

Consider Your Needs as a Client

You should also think about specific things that you are looking for as a client. For example, ask yourself whether you want to be able to communicate with your lawyer directly or are comfortable communicating with his or her staff. Another thing to consider is whether you feel like you want regular updates on the status of your case or are okay with only hearing from your lawyer when something notable takes place. Once you figure out the answers to these questions, you’ll be better equipped to ask the right questions to determine whether a particular attorney or firm is a good fit.

Fee Structure

Finally, keep in mind that injury attorneys almost invariably take cases on a contingent fee basis. This means you should never pay for representation up-front or owe anything in legal fees unless your lawyer secures a settlement or award on your behalf. If a personal injury attorney asks for a check during your first meeting, you should politely leave and seek other counsel.

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a New York Personal Injury Attorney

Choosing the right personal injury attorney to represent you can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. The attorneys of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. have more than 80 years of combined experience representing the rights of accident victims and have recovered over $800 million in compensation on behalf of our clients. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our New York personal injury lawyers, call our office today at 917-268-2985 or contact us online.