Whether it’s for a car accident, a fall, or a medical malpractice case, you might need help from Bronx personal injury attorney at some time in your life. But, how can you find the right one?Here are some things to look for.
Find a Lawyer or Law Firm That is Local
If you live in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York City, you need to be represented by lawyers who are familiar with New York State and New York City laws pertaining to liability, negligence, and other aspects of personal injury cases.
Seek Out Referrals and Reviews
Friends or colleagues may be able to recommend a personal injury lawyer. There are also many reviews of lawyers on various websites and in social media. If you live in the Bronx, you can look for lawyers and check their credentials on the New York City Bar Association website. Do a Google search to see if you find cases that the law firm has handled that had successful outcomes.
Conflicts of Interest
Be sure that the lawyer does not represent a person or business that you might consider suing or other party (such as an insurance company) that might have an interest in your case.
Find a Lawyer Who Specializes in NYC Personal Injury Cases
Determining negligence can be very complicated for general practice attorneys. Your personal attorney may be able to refer you to a good personal injury lawyer.
Your Lawyer Should Offer a Free Consultation and Work on a Contingency Basis
Most personal injury law firms offer a free initial consultation to help you determine whether or not it makes sense to file a personal injury lawsuit. For the majority of cases, most personal injury law firms work on a contingency basis. If you don’t get compensated for your injuries, you will not have to pay the law firm. You may, however be required to pay for filing documents and other costs.
Find Out if You Can Communicate Well
You should be able to communicate freely, preferably in your native language. Many law firms have lawyers and staff who speak Spanish, Bengali, and/or other languages that reflect their communities.
Get Help From a Skilled Bronx Personal Injury Attorney
The Law Offices of Evan W. Kohn has more than three decades of experience providing successful legal representation for people who are the victims of accidents or injuries due to negligence in the Bronx and elsewhere in New York City. Call us at 718-409-5500 or contact us to schedule a free consultation. Se habla español.