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What Is My Injury Case Worth?

The value of your personal injury claim will depend on a number of factors, including the nature of the accident and the severity of your injuries. Some of the most important factors in determining how much compensation you should get for your injuries include: Medical, Expenses, Lost Wages, Future Lost Income, Pain and Suffering, Property Damages.

Ultimately, the most important factor in determining the value of your NY personal injury case will be the attorney you hire to represent you. A skilled personal injury attorney can work with you and the insurance company throughout the legal process to ensure that you get maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced New York personal injury lawyers at Proner & Proner today to discuss your options today.

How Long Do Injury Cases Take?

The amount of time it will take to resolve your New York personal injury case will depend on several factors. These factors may include:
Severity of Injuries: The nature of your injuries and any medical treatment that is required before you are well enough to proceed with an accident claim.
Your Choice of Lawyer: It is important that you select an experienced attorney to represent you throughout the legal process in your NY personal injury matter, including the initial negotiations with the insurance company and litigation, if necessary.
Accident Investigation: Depending on the type of accident you were involved in, your attorney may need to work with investigators to determine exactly what happened and to determine the identities of all the potentially liable parties.
Negotiations: In many New York personal injury cases, the insurance company offers a lowball settlement to the accident victim and then tries to pressure the victim into accepting. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to anticipate the “stall and delay” tactics used by insurance companies in accident cases and won’t be intimidated or bullied by the insurance company.
Litigation: If an acceptable settlement cannot be reached, it may be necessary for you to file a lawsuit and proceed to trial. If that happens, the amount of time that you will have to wait for a resolution to your case will depend on things like the evidence discovery process, depositions, mediation, and further negotiations with the defendant.
If you have been injured in an accident in New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, or anywhere else in NY, contact the skilled NYC personal injury attorneys at Proner & Proner today to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation, and we are happy to meet with you in person.

How Do I Get the Best Settlement?

Hire an experienced lawyer. Insurance companies in New York personal injury cases often try to make the process of recovery extremely difficult for the accident victim. They may attempt to get you to accept a lowball settlement offer. If you refuse, they may use stall tactics in the hopes that your medical bills and related expenses will pile up and make it impossible for you to refuse their settlement offer. You need to be very careful when it comes to negotiating with the insurance company in your NY personal injury matter. The best way to ensure that you get fair compensation for your accident-related injuries is to have a highly skilled attorney on your side and assisting you during the settlement negotiations.
Do not sign away your rights. And never trust the insurance company to treat you fairly. Let a qualified personal injury lawyer speak to the insurance company representatives on your behalf and negotiate the best possible settlement in your NYC accident claim. The experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Proner & Proner will fight to get you a fair settlement. Contact us now to find out how you can protect your interests.

When Should You Hire an Injury Attorney?

There are situations when hiring a personal injury lawyer is in your best interest. Complex legal rules involved with your claim, the severity of your injuries, or an insurance company being particularly difficult are just a few examples of situations that would require the practiced skill of an experienced NY injury lawyer.
The following are a few more examples where hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your NY accident case would be in your best interests:
Severe injuries – The severity of your injuries is usually measured by medical expenses, the type of injuries, and how long it takes to recover. As your potential compensation increases, it would be in your best interest to have a lawyer handle your claim to ensure that you get the compensation at the highest end of the range.
Permanently disabling or long-term injuries – The worse the injury, the higher the possible compensation. But with permanently disabling or long-term injuries, it can be difficult to figure out just how much compensation is necessary to keep you in decent financial shape while you deal with your injuries. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer can help with that.
Medical malpractice – Including hospital errors, surgical mistakes, or injuries stemming from a negligent medical professional. These cases tend to involve complex legal rules and stipulations. A lawyer will come in handy in making sure you do not get taken advantage of.
Stubborn insurance company – Sometimes, insurance companies refuse to provide a fair settlement offer to victims in car accident cases and other types of accident claims. Having an experienced attorney on your side will go a long way toward ensuring that you get maximum compensation for your injuries.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?

If you have been injured in an accident in New York, you could be facing significant financial burdens in the weeks and months ahead. Depending on the severity and extent of your injuries, you may be unable to work for a long time. Moreover, you could struggle to pay your expenses as the medical bills pile up, especially if you sustained serious injuries in the accident. The best way to protect yourself and your family during this difficult time is to have a qualified personal injury lawyer on your side and helping you throughout the legal process. But how much will a good lawyer cost you? Nothing.
If you hire one of the experienced personal injury attorney at Proner & Proner in New York, there will be upfront costs. That is because we handle all personal injury cases on contingency, which means that we only get paid a percentage of the recovery after we win your case. And if you don’t win anything, you won’t pay us a dime. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our NY personal injury attorneys.

How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Lawsuit?

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence in NYC, the Bronx, Brooklyn, or anywhere else in New York, you will need to take action within the applicable statute of limitations – or risk losing the right to file a lawsuit forever. In most personal injury claims in NY, there is a three-year time limit for bringing a legal action. If someone died in the accident and one of their loved ones wishes to file a wrongful death claim in connection with the loss of life, the statute of limitations in NY is just two years.
It is imperative that you speak to a qualified attorney immediately and not risk losing the opportunity to seek compensation and justice for your injuries or loss. Insurance companies are notorious for delaying the settlement negotiations in accident claims because they want to make it harder for the victim to take legal action. Do not take any chances! Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Proner & Proner in New York today.

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