When you or someone you know is in an accident, it’s not easy to find the right lawyer; especially in New York, where there are as many lawyers as there are delis. However, determining which lawyer is best for your case could determine how much you are compensated for your injury or accident. In most cases, there are three very important questions to ask any lawyer when looking for a quality firm. These three easy questions could help you pinpoint the right legal team for your case:
Question 1: Do you offer free or low-cost consultation?
The most successful and reliable legal counsel will not charge clients upfront to discuss their injury or accident. A quality personal injury lawyer will understand just how important this case is to you and should be able to consult with you without requiring a deposit or an immediate contract.
Question 2: How much experience do you have?
Asking your potential lawyer about past experience and previous results can help you gauge their abilities. Any legal team should be able to present their clients with a list of successful results and provide details on their personal injury experience.
Question 3: Do you have any experience with MY particular type of injury or accident?
A solid history of success is important, but if a lawyer has actually handled your type of accident that’s even better. The highest quality personal injury firm will have experience with all types of injuries and accidents and can provide useful insights – based on those experiences – on how to get the most favorable results.
Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer
Being in an accident and having to deal with a personal injury is not fun for anyone. The last thing you want to get stuck with is a lawyer who can’t successfully process your case and get you the relief you deserve. Following these three questions, make sure that your lawyer is ready to get to work for you.
The team at Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier has years of experience, helping clients with a wide variety of injury claims, from car accidents to slip-and-fall accidents to workplace injuries. With a talented group of lawyers and customer-focused office staff, Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier provide legal guidance for any injury or accident and don’t get paid until your case is settled.
If you’ve been the victim of an accident or other personal injury, it’s very important to take action immediately. You only have 3 years to file suit, unless you are suing any type of city entity, including the NYCTA, NYCHA, city bus or subway. Then you have only 90 days to file a notice of a claim. So call Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier today and let’s discuss your case now: (212) 777-9400.