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Five Reasons Why
You Need a Personal
Has the insurance company
contacted you to settle your
case? Unhappy with the offer
to settle? After an accident, hiring
a personal injury attorney
to help you is the wisest move
you can make as you may have
better chances of handling your
case to your satisfaction.
The claims process is not
always easy, especially when
you should rather be focused
on healing and your treatment
if you have sustained injuries.
A NYC personal injury lawyer
stands in for you, is your voice
to help you overcome any uphill
battles, and works solely for
Here are five other benefits
that enlisting a personal injury
lawyer have for your case:
1. They understand the
claims process and can
value the worthiness of your
To help this process along,
gather all of the materials related
to your medical treatment
and all of the other expenses
that resulted in the aftermath
of the accident. Your attorney,
who is experienced with personal
injury, understands all of
the various intricacies related
to how insurance companies
work and uses that knowledge
to leverage a better settlement.
2. No fees charged upfront.
Most personal injury lawyers,
including our New York
accident lawyers at Mirman,
Markovits & Landau P.C., do
not charge clients unless they
win the case or obtain a settlement.
With contingency fees,
there is simply no risk involved;
the only risk you take is not hiring
an attorney, leaving you
with an insufficient settlement
in the end.
3. They wade through the
complex legal jargon.
Legal documents can often
be difficult to decipher, but lawyers
are trained and seasoned
in this type of legal language.
A lawyer also helps your case
through all of the red tape and
the never-ending paperwork
that comes along with it.
4. Can resolve your case
through mediation or take it
all the way to trial.
Depending on the individual
circumstances, an attorney can
work on resolving your case
during mediation or bring your
case to trial in a lawsuit if you
and the other side cannot come
to a compromise. An attorney
with trial experience, such as
our very lead attorney, Michele
Mirman, knows how to fight aggressively
to pursue justice in
5. An attorney fights for
the best possible settlement.
Insurance companies tend
to offer a “low-ball” settlement
as their first offer. This is done
mainly as an attempt to close out
the case quickly, and because
insurance is a business that is
out for itself. While it may be
tempting to take this offer at
first glance, you will probably
do better to wait. You should
discuss your options with your
attorney to decide on what the
best possible settlement should
be. If you take that first offer,
you will not be able to obtain
any further compensation for
the same case again.
These are only some of the
reasons why having a personal
injury lawyer can help you with
your case. The attorney’s at Mirman,
Markovits & Landau, P.C.
have been working on behalf of
injured New Yorkers since 1977,
and have represented more than
20,000 of your fellow New Yorkers
and would be more than
happy to provide you with more
answers if necessary. You can
call to schedule a complimentary
consultation with our attorneys.
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, S 18 EPTEMBER 20-26, 2019 BTR
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BY ALEX MITCHELL
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Tell us what ideas you’ve got, let
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