What to Do When You Have Suffered an Injury?

Do I Need a Lawyer?

When you are injured due to someone else’s negligence or actions, there are undoubtedly many things racing through your head. Of course, the most important consideration you may face is how long it will take to recover from your accident-related injuries and be back to work and doing the things that you love.

With this, somewhere in the line of questions that will race through your mind will be whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you recover damages for the injuries that you have suffered. Even if your ultimate goal is to settle the case, it is important to contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer for a free consultation to help you understand your rights and what options you may have.

Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Attorney?

When you are involved in an accident or injured as the result of medical malpractice, the individual on the other side of the case will likely be represented by an insurance company and will certainly have their version of the events that led to your injury. With insurance companies come teams of lawyers trained to defend even the most egregious behavior, thereby preventing injured parties from receiving adequate (or any) compensation for their injuries. Insurance companies and their attorneys are hesitant to settle cases with unrepresented individuals because a variety of stall tactics can make it more economically feasible to “wait it out” than pay a substantial settlement. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.

When Should I Call a Personal Injury Attorney?

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you with a wide variety of injuries. In fact, most skilled accident lawyers can assist in nearly every type of situation. Below is a non-exclusive list of common situations where the assistance of an personal injury lawyer can be beneficial:

• Motor vehicle accidents
• Slips and falls
• Premise liability
• Wrongful death
• Broken or fractured bones
• Construction accidents
• MTA Bus and subway accidents

In some circumstances there should be no question as to whether to hire a personal injury lawyer. In others the decision may come down to your personal goals and circumstances. Below is a list of some situations in which it is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney immediately:

• You have been contacted by an attorney for the other side who wishes to negotiate a settlement and you do not know whether their offer is fair;
• You have life-threatening injuries that have left you unable to perform day-to-day activities;
• Your injuries have resulted in permanent disability or impairment;
• You have an existing injury that has become aggravated by the other party’s conduct; or
• You have injuries that will require surgery or significant missed work.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today for Help

Above all, personal injury cases involve complex legal issues and complicated sets of facts. When you contact skilled Brooklyn personal injury attorney Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum at (718) 237-5586 you can be assured that you will be speaking with an attorney who will advise you of all of the rights you may have with respect to your damages or injuries, including filing a civil personal injury lawsuit (regardless of whether you ultimately choose to hire him). Mr. Kestenbaum will help you file a claim so that you and your family can receive maximum compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, past and future medical bills, and other damages you may have incurred.


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