In New York City, accidents are a reality that many citizens face daily. Whether it is a construction accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, slip, and fall accident, or an, it is essential to have the support of a trust worthy and reliable lawyer.
The attorneys at Proner & Proner have more than 60 years of experience litigating personal injury cases, which is why we understand how important it is to make an informed decision when choosing an attorney. This article will explain how to identify a reliable and trustworthy accident lawyer and what to do before saying “yes” to a firm.
1. How you found your accident lawyer (or how he found you)
Your relationship with a lawyer begins the moment you contact them for the first time. If you were in the hospital and someone approached you recommending a lawyer, be wary! If they offered money to take your case, be even more suspicious!
By law New York personal injury attorneys are prohibited from paying middlemen at hospitals or offering accident victims free money in exchange for taking on their cases. If you suffered a severe accident, you need a lawyer who you can trust to know and follow the law.
2. Trust a lawyer who only takes accident cases
Not all attorneys have experience handling accident cases. Therefore, it is essential to seek a licensed attorney who specializes in personal injury. Be wary of attorneys who simultaneously hande injury, divorce, criminal or immigration cases. A personal injury plaintiffs’ lawyer, who handles only accident cases will be your best bet to get a winning outcome.
The laws governing personal injury cases are complex, so it’s crucial to choose an attorney who has a solid track record in the type of accident you’ve been in. At Proner & Proner, our professionals have decades of experience in construction, car, motorcycle, truck, and slip-and-fall accidents.
3. Research the reputation of the accident lawyer
A lawyer’s reputation is another key factor in finding a trustworthy lawyer. Online testimonials and reviews can be helpful but also consider talking to people who have worked with the attorney in question and reviewing their ratings on specialized websites, such as Martindale-Hubbell and law.com.
At Proner & Proner, we pride ourselves on having a solid reputation and receiving positive feedback from our clients. We are dedicated and committed to achieving the best possible result in each case.
4. Communication and personalized attention
A trustworthy accident lawyer should be approachable and willing to listen to your questions and concerns. It is essential that you feel comfortable speaking with the lawyer and that they want to communicate clearly and openly with you as well.
At Proner & Proner, we value individualized attention and strive to maintain constant communication with our clients. This allows us to provide clients with the support and guidance they need. In addition, we have Spanish-speaking attorneys and paralegals, including the head of our firm, Mitchell Proner. If you hire Proner & Proner, you will have Mitchell Proner’s direct line, and be able to contact the firm 24/7.
5. A reliable accident lawyer will not make false promises
The legal approach and strategies used by your lawyer are crucial to ensure a successful outcome. Make sure that the attorney is willing to explain the legal process, the options available, and possible solutions to your case.
Be wary of lawyers who promise you a result without knowing all the details of your case, including clarity about the future consequences of your injury (something that often takes several months after the accident). A trustworthy attorney will be honest about your case’s outlook and keep you informed of developments and challenges that may arise.
6. Be careful with the loans!
After a severe accident, you may not be able to work for a few months, your life may never be the same again. If that is your situation, you will need money for your daily expenses while your accident lawyer negotiates with the insurance companies or fights for you in court.
Accident lawyers are to be often able to claim money for lost wages from the insurance companies or the vehicles involved in a traffic accident, but if insurance is not available, an advance of money from a lawsuit loan company can be an option.
What is the difference between a loan with and without limits in an accident case?
These advances are often called loans, but you must be very careful. Some unscrupulous lawyers do business with case law funding companies, and you could end up with an unlimited “loan” with compounding interest. Ultimately, you could pay two, three, or even four times the amount advanced.
If you need an advance on your settlement or money award, ensure your contract has a double limit. Our accident lawyers can advise you on your legal options to cover your expenses and those of your family while still receiving the compensation you deserve.
Leave your case in the hands of Trusted Lawyers
Our New York accident lawyers work to the highest ethical standards in the industry and will fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve.
You can be sure we will always speak to you truthfully in a way that you can understand. We have successfully helped over 10,000 injured clients in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, New York, and other states.
Get Advice From An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Proner & Proner is a law firm that helps people with accident injuries due to someone else’s negligence. We have helped clients win over 500 million dollars in settlements and verdicts.
Our firm has represented more accident injury victims than any other law firm in New York. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we help you recover. We understand the immense costs associated with a injury from an accident, so we offer free initial consultations to clients who are hurt due to someone else’s disregard for safety. At Proner & Proner, we can quickly help you get the medical care and money you deserve.
If you have suffered injuries from a motorcycle accident and want our firm to represent you, please call us at (800) 321-1234.