Responsibilities of a Personal Injury Lawyer
What are the Responsibilities of a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury attorney has many responsibilities to properly represent an injured client who was in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else. These responsibilities may include filing all insurance forms and paperwork; starting lawsuits and appearing and representing the client in Court; negotiating with insurance providers in an attempt at settling the client’s claim and of course collecting evidence and documents to show that someone else caused the client’s injury through negligence. In New York, personal injury lawyers work on a contingent retainer. This retainer provides that the attorney will only receive a fee if and when he recovers a monetary settlement of judgment on behalf of the client. There are no upfront attorney fees so the attorney takes the risk to properly and effectively prosecute the client’s claim and lawsuit. This type of retainer agreement gives the attorney the incentive to work hard and smartly to recover monetary damages for his/her client. If the attorney does not recover for the client, then the attorney does not get paid. Be represented and don’t let the insurance company have the upper hand!
The contingent fee arrangement allows all injured persons to be able to hire an attorney even if they could not afford one. This is important because the insurance companies have attorneys that work for them so the injured person needs to have an attorney working just as hard or harder to make sure the injured person received the compensation they deserve. This allows everyday people to get the proper representation they need in a personal injury case.
If you have injuries due to others’ negligence, give us a call. You need proper representation to get the compensation you deserve. We can do this by negotiating with the at-fault party, with expert witness testimony, and even going to court.
We will go over what happened with all the witnesses involved. You can count on the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner P.C. in NYC to represent you in a professional yet stern manner. We know what you deserve and we will fight to get that.
Have you been injured at no fault of your own?
The law may entitle you to compensation for your damages if you are injured due to no fault of your own. These damages can include pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills, and more. Our attorneys are here to help. We take the time to look at each case on an individual basis. If we feel you have a fair chance of winning, we take on your case for you.
If we decide to take on your case, just as stated above, you will have no out-of-pocket expenses. Any expenses the attorney lays out will be given back at the end of the case is successful. The law firm will take a 33 1/3% contingent retainer fee of your compensation after the case is settled. This is the standard attorney fee in personal injury cases in New York. This is why we evaluate all cases and represent clients that have a good chance of recovery. While we work diligently on your case, we will keep you informed of the progress. Many times we can come to an agreement out of court that will be acceptable to all parties.
We have represented 1000’s injured people and are happy to represent you as well. Because of this experience, we know what your case is worth and will apply our skills and knowledge to be successful against the insurance company.
Get the compensation you deserve by hiring a professional personal injury lawyer today.
As personal injury lawyers, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, car accident, or due to someone else’s negligence, a lawyer will be able to help. This allows you to recover damages and get the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Call the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner P.C. today.