Finding a Queens Personal Injury Attorney

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When you have been injured due to negligence, finding a personal injury attorney in Queens, NY can be difficult.  While there are many injury lawyers to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?  In most cases, attorneys who focus on this area of the law offer a free initial consultation.  You can learn a lot about an attorney from sitting down with the lawyer to discuss your claim.  This will enable you to get a sense of how the attorney would approach handling your case.  It is helpful if you bring along all documentation regarding your case, including the police report, income loss information, medical bills/records, insurance company correspondence, etc.

Other than learning more about a Queens personal injury lawyer during an initial consultation, what do you need to know in order to choose an attorney who will secure the results you deserve?

Learn about his/her experience

As in any profession, experience can make a huge difference.  Your personal injury attorney should be willing to investigate and assess your claim, and understand how important it is to know what to look for in terms of evidence, witnesses, medical reports, and other things that can help build a solid case against the defendant.  Your attorney should be knowledgeable regarding statutes of limitation in your state, what constitutes negligence, contributory negligence, causation, and other laws or standards that may apply in your case.  When you choose an injury attorney in NY with little or no experience, you are taking a huge chance on collecting the full damages you deserve for compensation related to your injuries.

Practice areas/focus

Many lawyers spread themselves too thin regarding the practice areas they focus on.  For instance, some Queens injury attorneys practice not only in personal injury, but in family law, criminal defense, landlord tenant, and several other areas of law.  It is important that you choose an attorney who focuses primarily on injury cases.  Why?  Your lawyer will possess unique skills when it comes to determining which party or parties may be held liable, the value of your claim when it comes to compensation, and even negotiating so that you can receive a fair settlement if your case does not go to trial.

Are you comfortable with your attorney?

It is important to feel comfortable and at ease with your NY personal injury attorney, as you will be working with him or her frequently throughout the process of securing compensation.  You should have access to your lawyer when you have questions or concerns, and feel that your attorney is capable, has ethics, and is dedicated to securing your desired result.

Reputation is another important factor when it comes to finding a personal injury lawyer in Queens you will be comfortable with.  Even in the courtroom, a well-respected attorney often secures good results, because his/her reputation precedes him or her from both the defendant’s and court’s perspective.

Whether you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle or pedestrian accident, or because of medical malpractice or on dangerous property that resulted in a slip and fall accident or other injury, the above tips will help you find a Queens personal injury attorney you can count on for exceptional results.

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