You’ve been injured in a car crash, a workplace accident, a slip-and-fall on someone’s premises, or some other catastrophic event. You want to sue the negligent person responsible for your injuries and the exorbitant medical costs those injuries have entailed. But how do you go about finding the right personal injury attorney to handle your case?
Not surprisingly, finding the attorney who can best represent you in your personal injury lawsuit and who can give you your best chance of obtaining a large settlement or jury award is not as easy as it might seem at first. You have many attorneys from whom to choose. Which one really will take your case seriously, give you his or her personal attention, keep you fully advised of your case’s progress, and recover the maximum compensation possible for you?
Unfortunately, people often make mistakes when choosing a personal injury attorney. Here are the top three such mistakes you should never make.
- Believing the Bigger is Better Mantra
You’ve seen all those well-produced TV commercials. The ones where the dignified older gentleman in a suit, sitting or standing in front of bookshelves lined with law books, assures you that his firm is the one that will aggressively represent you and take care of all your problems because personal injury is all the firm does.
Well, maybe it is, but that tells you nothing about which attorney in that firm will actually represent you. It doesn’t even tell you who will be present at the offered free initial consultation.
The unfortunate truth is that if you choose a big law firm to represent you, you undoubtedly will spend your limited free consultation time telling your story to a paralegal or, at best, a brand new associate fresh out of law school. You’re not going to get to talk to that dignified older senior partner you saw on TV. Nor is he the one who will represent you if you choose this firm.
At DubiLaw, you can rest assured that Rich Dubi is the one and only attorney who will handle your case from start to finish.
- Falling For the Years of Experience Hype
Often a law firm, especially the larger ones, will talk about their years of experience successfully concluding personal injury cases. But watch for the key word “combined.” When a law firm tells you that its attorneys have “a combined 100+ years of experience,” for example, all that means is that, together, all the attorneys in the firm have practiced law for over 100 years. But if the firm has 50 attorneys, what does that tell you about how much experience any given lawyer has, let alone the one who the firm will assign to your case? And how much actual trial experience will your lawyer have?
At DubiLaw, Rich Dubi has almost 30 years of hands-on experience personally litigating personal injury cases. He has also established an outstanding track record of results during this time. He knows how to win cases, including the highly complex ones, whether at the negotiation table, through mediation or arbitration, or in the courtroom. In fact, he has obtained favorable jury verdicts in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Westchester, a rare achievement indeed.
- Hiring Your Family Attorney
Of course you trust your family attorney. (S)he’s the one you’ve been going to for years to handle your and your family’s past legal needs. But even though (s)he’s competently drafted your will and trusts and handled your daughter’s divorce, does (s)he really have significant personal injury experience? Or does (s)he refer those cases out to a more suitable attorney: one with actual personal injury litigation experience?
At DubiLaw, Rich Dubi has worked as outside trial counsel for many such attorneys and law firms for the past 28 years. In fact, he has become known as “Trial Counsel to the Profession,” taking on – and winning – their New York personal injury cases.
When it comes to choosing the best possible attorney to handle your personal injury case, please call Richard A. Dubi toll-free at 833-FOR-DUBI (833-367-3824).