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How to hire the right New York personal injury attorney to fight for you

If you are considering hiring a New York personal injury attorney, make sure you choose a lawyer that will actively fight for you and secure you the compensation you justly deserve.

Each state has laws specific to their jurisdiction and vary on statutes of limitation, negligence, causation, contributory negligence, assumption of the risk and other specificities that may be relevant to your case.

Find an attorney with experience, who knows what to look for, where to look and how the information relates to your case. Ask them about similar cases they've worked, their success rates and if needed, if are they prepared to take the case to trial.

Good communication is necessary in securing a good attorney-client relationship. You want an attorney that is accessible to you, will return your phone calls, address your concerns in a timely manner and keep you abreast on the status of your case.

Approximately 95% of personal injury lawsuits settle before trial, so the focus of an attorney’s practice is important. You want a personal injury attorney, not a tax attorney or real estate lawyer that is a family friend or has limited experience in personal injury cases. An experienced personal injury attorney knows the laws pertaining to your case and can negotiate the best settlement for you.

Personality and reputation is also an important factor to consider when hiring a personal injury attorney. An attorney that is respected amongst his peers, the courts, previous clients, etc. This will not only give you peace of mind but it puts you in a great position to recover as much as you deserve as a result of your injuries.

Finding the right New York personal injury attorney is important, and make sure you can take the time to do your research to find the right lawyer for your case. The attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have been practicing law in New York since 1983, and have strong knowledge on the issues that affect your case. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by a third party, you can rely on our legal team for effective representation, starting with informed counsel so that you can move forward with the right decision.


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