Changing Your New York Personal Injury Lawyer
You may have hired your current lawyer in the immediate aftermath of your accident in the hopes that he or she would help you resolve your case with a favorable outcome. But if your attorney is not representing you appropriately, you have rights and options. Wherever you are in the legal process, if you are not satisfied with the way you are being represented you should speak with another lawyer. Changing your New York personal injury lawyer is possible at any time and at any point in your case. The dedicated legal team with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. can help.
Bad Traits of Weak Personal Injury Attorneys
Did you hire a New York personal injury lawyer but are unhappy with their representation? The following are all signs for changing your New York personal injury lawyer:
- Late in returning, or fails to return, your calls or emails
- Lacking diligence
- Failing to provide regular status updates on the progress of your case
- Lacking in the appropriate experience for your specific case
- Treating you disrespectfully
- Attempting to settle your case for less than it is worth
A Proven Record of Success in Handling Personal Injury Cases
Our attorneys bring decades of experience to each claim we handle. We treat every case as if it is going to trial, and do not push victims to settle for less than their case is worth. Our firm has achieved record settlements and landmark rulings, and is experienced in litigating against insurance companies and big businesses in every type of personal injury case – from medical malpractice, to construction accidents, to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. We have recovered millions of dollars for victims.
We represented the plaintiff in the largest reported settlement on Long Island when they reached a $6 million deal after enduring a construction accident, which resulted in the need for a spinal fusion. We also received the largest cervical cancer verdict in the nation when the plaintiff was awarded $30 million for a missed diagnosis on a Pap smear.
The success or failure of most New York personal injury claims rides heavily on the skills and abilities of the attorney pursuing them. An experienced legal advocate who understands how to gather and present evidence, navigate the legal system, and effectively argue on behalf of victims makes all the difference.
Considerations to Make When Changing Attorneys
The process of changing your New York personal injury lawyer once a legal claim has commenced is straightforward, and there are things you can do to help that process along. Before leaving your current attorney, it is a good idea to have your replacement selected. This prevents unnecessary delays or even a possible dismissal of the case due to missed deadlines.
Your new lawyer can prepare the required court forms designed to provide notice of the intended change to all parties involved in the matter and can instruct your lawyer to cease work on the case. We understand you may be hesitant to make a change even if you are dissatisfied with the legal service you are currently receiving. You may worry you will receive less in a settlement than you may have otherwise. However, changing lawyers does not reduce the share a plaintiff receives in the event of a successful trial outcome or negotiated settlement.
Ask Us About Switching Your New York Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you feel your personal injury case is not being handled in the manner you deserve or need, call Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. for a free second opinion and consultation. Changing your New York personal injury lawyer may be simpler than you think.
With law offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Garden City, and Queens, we represent victims and try cases throughout New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Binghamton. Our lawyers do not back down from a tough case or trial and have a proven track record of getting the results victims deserve. Call today to learn how we may be able to help your case.