Personal Injury

What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?

When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services, and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.  

Prior results do not guarantee a future similar outcome.

Choose an attorney who has experience with your type of accident

Construction accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, and premises liability cases, all fall under the personal injury umbrella. You should ask any lawyer or firm you speak with about the types of cases they handle, their case results, and any areas of the law that they primarily practice in.

Our firm has handled thousands of personal injury cases. Our lawyers have helped clients with:

There are different ways attorneys and law firms structure their fees. 

Many personal injury attorneys, including our firm, take cases on contingency. This means that we can represent you at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Our fees are paid out of your settlement or verdict. If we do not win your case, you owe us nothing.  

Ask for a free no obligation case evaluation

Before deciding if a case is worth it, you should ask for the attorney’s opinion about your case. Because every case is different, beware of any attorney that guarantees a specific settlement or verdict amount. Rather, they should be able to provide you with information about damages you can pursue. They should also be able to give you examples of their firm’s case results. 

In most personal injury cases, you can seek compensation for:

  • Past and future medical care, including rehabilitation services
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damages
  • The wrongful death of a loved one

Ask questions about what your lawyer can do for you and your case

It is important for you to understand what the law firm will do in handling your case.  Will your case be investigated?  When will work start?  What are the responsibilities of the law firm and what will they take charge of?  There are differences in levels of services, and you should find out what to expect.  At Oresky & Associates, PLLC we take full charge of your case, so that you don’t have to worry about what needs to be done.  We will take your case from the initial stages to trial.  

Ask any prospective attorney for a written agreement explaining their fees and services. The law firm should provide you with this information before their attorneys begins representing you. 

Insurance claims

Our team will help you through every step of your insurance claim, from filing your initial claims forms to negotiating the best possible settlement for you. We will present evidence to prove fault for your accident, communicate with insurers on your behalf, review your offers, and fight for the most compensation possible for your accident. 

Lawsuits

If we cannot resolve your personal injury case with an insurance settlement, we can assist you with a lawsuit. In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury suit is three years, according to NY CPLR § 214-C. Under N.Y. Est. Powers & Trusts Law § 5-4.1 you have two years to file suit for the wrongful death of a loved one. There are shorter limitations for cases involving governmental entities as well as extensions based upon infancy or incapacity.  

Choose an attorney you like and trust

You may not think that how you feel about your lawyer is important, but your relationship with your attorney can have a big impact on your case. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), you need to feel comfortable enough with your lawyer to give them an open, honest account of your accident and injuries. You want to choose a lawyer who behaves professionally and treats you with respect. Your case is important to you, so it should be important to your lawyer, as well.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC

Our relationship with our clients is something we pride ourselves on. We have helped personal injury and wrongful death victims across New York win more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts. Feel free to explore our website to learn more about our case results and read our client testimonials.

To speak with a member of our team, call (718) 993-9999 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you have about your case, our firm, and how we can serve you.

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