After an injury, you could be facing a long recovery and an uncertain future. While you’re dealing with a pile of medical bills and possibly wondering how much work you’ll have to miss, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. You may wonder where to begin trying to get the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Find a Local, Experienced Attorney
It’s important to work with a personal injury lawyer who knows the laws in your state. Additionally, having a local attorney at your side can be beneficial in other ways. Familiarity with the local courts and judges can be an advantage in achieving the best outcome for your case.
Another essential quality to look for is experience. Specifically, you want a lawyer who has helped other injured victims in situations similar to yours. For example, an attorney whose practice focuses on medical malpractice may not be the best choice for your slip and fall accident.
Fortunately, many personal injury firms will have several attorneys on hand and will assign your case to the lawyer whose experience best fits your situation. (At Greenstein & Milbauer, we’re fortunate to have eight highly capable attorneys with a broad background of experience and knowledge, plus a stellar support staff.)
Good Communication is Key
Most personal injury firms offer a free case evaluation. If your initial consultation is not with the attorney who will be working on your case, that may be cause for concern.
You deserve to work with an attorney who makes you feel comfortable. You’ll be discussing potentially personal details of your injuries, lifestyle and the circumstances that led to your injuries. If you don’t feel you are being heard or have any misgivings about whether he or she seems to care about your concerns, it may be a good idea to continue your search.
Do You Need Legal Help?
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you deserve a compassionate, skillful attorney who will fight hard to get you the justice you deserve. Don’t be a victim twice; contact us today to speak directly with an experienced New York attorney.