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Top Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you’re hurt by someone’s careless actions, you may have trouble getting answers about your claim. But you need those answers before you hire an attorney to represent you—you need to know what to expect from your lawyer and what they can do for you. 

Not sure where to start? Here are a few questions to help you know more about your NYC personal injury lawyer before you hire. 

What Happens If We Lose? 

After a serious accident, you’ll need help to cover the costs and losses associated with the incident. Whether it’s a concussion or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) your compensation is vital to your recovery, so what happens if you lose? 

Because our lawyers work on contingency fees, our pay is contingent on your case’s success. That means, if we don’t win, you don’t pay. We’re committed to making your claim a success. If we win, you still don’t pay out of pocket—we set a percentage of the final settlement we’ll receive as payment if we win your claim. 

Have You Taken Cases Like Mine?

You want a lawyer with a proven track record of success with claims like yours. A lawyer who’s never taken a wrongful death claim, for example, is unlikely to have the experience to make your claim a success. 

When you contact a law firm, they should match your claim to a lawyer with the experience, knowledge, and tools needed to help you overcome your losses, both economic and non-economic. That way, you can rest easy knowing your claim is in good hands. 

How Long Will My Claim Take? 

You may want the peace of mind that comes with your settling quickly and that you’ll have your compensation in full. Unfortunately, your claim may not be so simple. If the at-fault party fights back, it can take weeks or months more to get your compensation. 

Here’s the good news—we don’t give up. Even if it takes months to get you the compensation you’re due, we won’t settle for less when it comes to your future. Settling quickly may sound ideal, but it may not get you the compensation you’re due when you’re hurt in an accident. 

Talk with a Personal Injury Lawyer Before Your Claim

A lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can answer all these questions and more. If you’re hurt and need answers, don’t hesitate to reach out for a free consultation. Get answers when you call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or when you complete the online contact form below. 

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