How to Make the Most of Your Free Legal Consultation with a New York PI Lawyer

Lever & Ecker, PLLC May 13, 2021 Free Consultations,Personal injury

After you experience a serious accident, it is natural to consider seeking legal counsel from a personal injury lawyer. Victims who have been hurt in a recent accident likely have mounting medical bills to pay as a result of their injuries, and it can be difficult to catch up with those payments if you do not receive financial assistance. When you seek legal advice from an experienced lawyer, they can help you determine how to move forward with your case so that you can secure fair compensation for your injuries. 

When it comes time to decide which lawyer you will work with, it is important to retain the services of a legal professional who has years of experience with personal injury cases similar to yours. The easiest way to determine which New York personal injury lawyer is right for you is to schedule free consultations with them and speak with them about the details of your personal injury case. 

What Kinds of Cases do Personal Injury Lawyers Take?

Personal injury is a legal term that describes an area of law that deals with claims resulting from harm or damage done to the body and/or mind by another’s negligence or recklessness. In the United States, accident victims may pursue personal injury claims against the at-fault party. These may be settled outside of court through negotiation, or they may be taken to trial in the event that the parties do not agree to a settlement. 

Ultimately, the result of a personal injury claim is the same whether it is settled or goes to trial –– to obtain the compensation the victim is entitled to by law for their losses, including pain and suffering and financial losses (out-of-pocket expenses, lost income, etc.).  

Even if you do not believe that your case is eligible for representation, you should consult with an attorney to confirm whether you have a viable case before accepting a settlement offer. New York personal injury lawyers handle a variety of cases, including, for example: 

  • Car and truck accidents
  • Slip/trip and fall accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace injuries
  • Product liability
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Nursing home negligence 

If you have suffered any of these accidents, an experienced New York personal injury lawyer can help. They will work with you to understand the details of the accident, gather information, provide access to additional resources, and strengthen your case so that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled to recover from your personal injury accident. 

Why are Free Consultations Important?

When you are going through the process of pursuing a personal injury case, you may need to speak with many different legal professionals before deciding who may be best suited to represent you. The opportunity to speak with a licensed personal injury lawyer without making a financial commitment is a great way for you to learn more about how you should approach your case. It is also a crucial opportunity to learn more about the lawyer who will be potentially involved in your case. 

Free consultations give you the chance to determine if you and the New York personal injury lawyer you speak with are a good fit. If you feel comfortable talking with them about your case, they may be able to help you. If you do not feel that you and the legal professional will work well together, you may schedule free consultations with other attorneys in your area.

What Should You Ask During a Consultation with a PI Lawyer?

When you sit down with a personal injury lawyer, you will have the opportunity to speak with them in detail about your case and ask them any relevant questions. When talking to a legal professional who may end up representing you, it is important to identify the scope of their service and how it will apply to your case. 

Some of the best questions that you can ask during the initial consultation process include:

  • “How much will this case cost me?”
  • “What is your fee structure?”
  • “What are the strengths and weaknesses in my case?”
  • “How long will it take to complete my case?”
  • “Have you worked on a case like this before?”
  • “Who can I speak with if I have follow-up questions?”
  • “Do you have an estimate on how much my claim is worth?”

After you have participated in a consultation with an experienced New York personal injury lawyer, you will have a better idea of the legal professional you want to represent you. It can be difficult to pursue compensation for a personal injury case but, luckily, you do not have to do it alone. 

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in New York

No two personal injury cases are ever the same. The firm of Lever & Ecker in White Plains, New York understands how delicate these cases can be, and we pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to ensure they obtain the compensation they need to properly recover. 

To get started on your New York personal injury case today, contact the team of dedicated and passionate lawyers at Lever & Ecker by calling 914-288-9191 or reach out to us online for more information.