How to Compare Car Accident Lawyers
Car Accidents Occur Frequently and Have Tragic Consequences
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports nearly 37,000 fatalities for car accidents in 2016 alone. Even when accidents do not result in a death, the injuries suffered can often be life-changing. If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries due to a car accident, please contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect and assert your rights.
Practice Area Concentration
When looking for potential lawyers, we believe it is best to choose a law firm that concentrates on personal injury cases. A license to practice law in New York State permits an attorney to practice in a wide range of practice areas. For example, a licensed attorney may offer public legal representation pertaining to family law, criminal law, real estate law, estate & trust law and so on. While a generalist may be, and should be, competent in whatever area of practice he or she is working in, we believe that the lawyer who performs all their work in a given field will most often have the greater level of mastery of the subject when compared to a practitioner who divides their attention between very different practice areas. .
Experience and Results Achieved
It has been said that there is no wisdom like experience. Education, training, intelligence, aptitude, and talent all contribute to how well anyone might perform any given undertaking, but experience and results achieved, while not a guarantee of future outcomes, are probably the best predictors.
Since 1991 Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Injury Lawyers have been fighting for the rights of accident injury victims. Representing people that have been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence is the only type of work we do, and we never stop trying to improve.
We are proud of our record of successful outcomes. Not as much for the dollar figures, which of course are important, but even more so for the real-world practical effects of those outcomes in helping our clients rebuild their lives. As one client wrote, in kindly posting a five-star Google review of our firm: “After being involved in life changing motor vehicle accident, my family and I turned to Friedman & Simon. From day one I felt confident that Mr. Simon and his team would produce the best outcome possible. As one of the most difficult times in my life, this law firm was there to answer any questions/concerns and fight. The outcome of my case has given myself as well as my family a second chance at the life we planned on having before my accident.”
Manner In Which You Are Treated
We know there are many lawyers to choose from. We know many of these lawyers are experienced and have a record of successful outcomes. We are both proud of our experience and record, and humbled that we have had the privilege of helping so many accident injury victims. As you go through your selection process, we urge you to consider another factor as part of your criteria. That is, how does the lawyer and his or her staff interact with you?
You should always be treated with dignity. Your questions should be answered patiently. You should be listened to and not interrupted or talked over. You should feel respected. You should feel that everyone associated with the law firm has compassion for your situation and is fully engaged in achieving the best possible outcome for you.
A claim or lawsuit is like a journey. It is a journey that will take time, and because we will be fighting for the maximum dollar outcome while our adversaries will be fighting to pay as little as possible, there will be challenges to face, obstacles to overcome and, potentially, difficult decisions to make. You should feel confident that your lawyer is a person of the highest integrity, that will fight relentlessly for you, that you can take this journey with. Once you are satisfied as to the qualifications of experience and results achieved, whether you have spoken with the staff and lawyer by phone or in person, we urge you to consider: How do I feel about the manner in which I was treated?
After finding potential lawyers, the next step is a consultation. During this time, injured individuals can learn about the experiences of the lawyer first-hand and get a chance to see how responsive they are to their needs. In stressful times of car accidents, it is critical to meet with a layer that provides comfort and stability in the face of the unknown. With this comfort, injured individuals are better prepared to heal and face the legal system.
Consultations should touch on:
● Legal experience
● Educational background
● Legal strategies and philosophy
● Experience with car accident cases
Contacting a Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one is searching for a personal injury lawyer to take on your car accident case, contact one of our caring and dedicated car accident lawyers today. With an understanding of New York personal injury law and a commitment to securing the best possible settlement for you, we can make navigating this difficult time minimally stressful and optimally successful for you.
Call now for a no-obligation case review and free consultation. 516-932-0400