How Do I Find a Personal Injury Attorney?

How Do I Find a Personal Injury Attorney?

After you have suffered an injury in an accident, you probably aren’t immediately thinking of hiring a personal injury attorney. But this should be one of the first things you do if you are concerned with holding the at-fault party financially accountable for your injuries. If you have been injured in an accident, the skilled Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Stanislav Ladnik can help. 

Don’t Count on Insurance Until You Know What You are Entitled To

While you may be counting on an insurance settlement to help pay your medical bills, as an injured victim, you are entitled to many benefits, not only reimbursement for medical costs. Keep in mind that insurance companies are not your best friends when it comes to offering a fair and adequate settlement. It is critical to understand exactly what you are entitled to before you accept any insurance settlement. This is when consulting with a personal injury lawyer is especially helpful.

Your Attorney Should Specialize in Personal Injury

The legal industry has become highly specialized. While there are many attorneys that may offer many areas of legal representation, those who specialize in personal injury are the ones that have the most experience and access to resources that may be needed in support of your claim. Moreover, the attorney should have experience in your specific type of injury claim. 

Word of Mouth

If friends, family, or coworkers have ever been represented by a personal injury lawyer, seek out their opinions. If you have found a good referral, make sure to speak with that lawyer directly before you make any decisions. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be a very personal matter. And while one person may click with one lawyer’s personality and style, it may not be the case for you. 

Advertising and Website Resources

Attorneys have access to many types of advertising, but the attorney with the largest advertising budget may not necessarily be the right fit for you. In many cases, attorneys with the money for commercials on television and billboards will hand you off to lesser associates or even to another attorney. Some attorney directory websites offer practical information and links to attorney’s websites, but you will want to follow up with a face-to-face consultation before you make up your mind. 

Schedule an Initial Consultation and Ask a Lot of Questions

Once you have developed a short list of potential attorneys, you will want to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Most personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn work on contingency which means they don’t charge any attorney fees until they recover compensation for the client. Most also offer free initial consultations. 

At that initial consultation, the lawyer will be assessing your potential claim and whether it is worth their time. In the meantime, you as the potential client should be assessing the lawyer. You will want to know the following

  • How long has the attorney been practicing?
  • What percentage of their work involves personal injury?
  • How much experience does the attorney have with large insurance companies and their adjusters?
  • Does the attorney only rely on settlements, or do they have a history of taking cases through litigation?
  • Who will you primarily be working with? Will you have direct access with the attorney you are meeting with or will you be handed off to another associate or paralegal?

The personal injury attorney you hire should not only be highly knowledgeable and experienced, but they should also be a good listener and personality fit. 

Getting Skilled Legal Assistance

The experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Stanislav Ladnik are dedicated to the rights of injury victims and holding at-fault parties accountable. With nearly a decade of experience negotiating and litigating successful personal injury cases, they have recovered millions in compensation for their clients. You pay no attorney fees until they have recovered compensation on your behalf. Contact us online or call (347) 523-0025 to schedule a no-cost consultation.

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