(800) 721-3553

CALL (800) 721-3553

A Personal Injury Law Firm You Can Trust.

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 No Comments

Woman thinking about choosing a personal injury lawyerIf you or a loved one is seriously injured, choosing the right personal injury lawyer is an important decision that will impact the rest of your life. The attorney who represents you will be your advocate to ensure you receive the money you need for future medical treatment, and supporting your family for years to come. Finding the right attorney is more than just finding someone who can get you a quick settlement.

At Maynard O’Connor, we think that in addition to getting you all of the money you deserve, your attorney should also be someone who you can talk to, trust, and who will help guide you through this difficult time in your life. We understand you have serious injuries and are facing difficult challenges.

Choosing the right attorney is a serious choice. Here are a few considerations to help you choose the right personal injury attorney:

1.) Experience

Finding a personal injury lawyer with experience is important. You want an attorney who is well-versed in personal injury law. Lawsuits can be complex and without an experienced attorney, your case could be lost due to a technicality. Don’t leave your future to chance by hiring an attorney without experience. Ask the attorney you’re considering hiring about his or her experience in handling cases like yours. At Maynard O’Connor, our attorneys have many years of experience handling personal injury cases, and have a reputation for success.

2.) Reputation

You want an attorney and law firm with a reputation for being professional, honest and aggressive. Reputations are earned. If you are seriously injured, you will need a serious attorney, not an “ambulance chaser,”Âť or a firm that relies on silly gimmicks or jingles.

Ask the attorney you’re considering hiring for references. They should be able to give you names of other attorneys or past clients who can tell you about their qualifications. The attorneys at Maynard O’Connor have earned a reputation for being professional, trust-worthy, aggressive and successful. Judges, other attorneys and insurance companies know this, and that helps us get the best results for our clients.

3.) Knowledge

Many personal injury cases involve complex medical issues. It is important to have a personal injury lawyer who understands your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for the future, as a knowledgable attorney will be better able to ensure that you receive all the money you deserve and require for future treatment. The attorneys at Maynard O’Connor handle many cases involving complex medical issues, and have a network of medical professionals who we consult with to assist our clients’ cases.

4.) Service

Many attorneys or law firms boast the high number of cases they handle. Consider what that means for your case. If an attorney from another firm is handling so many cases, how will they be able to give your case the time and attention it deserves?

At Maynard O’Connor, we carefully select the cases we take to ensure that each client receives the service they deserve. We understand that your injury has changed your life and may occupy your focus. Rest assured, it will be our focus too. Our attorneys promptly return calls and make themselves available to meet with you on a continuing basis to discuss the status and strategy of your case. Our clients often comment that they felt like they were our most important client because of the service, care and attention they received.

5.) Costs

Many people are intimidated by the expense of hiring an attorney. At Maynard O’Connor, we take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that our legal fees are paid out of a percentage of your recovery. During your free initial consultation meeting, our attorney will fully explain how a contingency fee agreement works, so that you are aware of and understand how costs and fees will be paid in your case.

6.) Commitment

Many law firms take on cases with the intention of getting their clients the best settlement possible without going to trial. At Maynard O’Connor, our personal injury lawyers commit to going to trial on every case we take on, if a fair settlement cannot be reached. That means if an insurance company won’t offer a settlement that fully compensates you for the injuries you have suffered, we will go the distance for you and go to trial. Other attorneys and insurance companies know this, and make higher settlement offers on our cases knowing that if they don’t, the case will go to trial.

7.) Comfort

Finding the right attorney is also about comfort. You need an attorney who you can talk to and trust – otherwise, how will he or she be able to help you?

At Maynard O’Connor, we know that finding the right attorney begins with a conversation. We offer free consultations either in our office or in your home. No obligation. Our goal is to ensure that you are comfortable and confident working with our team to pursue the compensation you deserve.

Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in Albany, Saugerties, Johnstown or anywhere throughout Upstate NY, please contact us today. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers will provide compassionate assistance and skilled legal guidance, helping you every step of the way as you navigate the complex legal process that follows an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. With three office locations throughout New York, we are a convenient and reliable choice for clients in Albany, Saugerties, Johnstown and beyond.

From our extensive legal knowledge and skilled team to our history of success and our ability to give each case our full attention, there are a number of reasons why clients in Upstate NY choose the personal injury attorneys at Maynard O’Connor. If you’re looking for the right personal injury attorney to handle your case, give us a call at (800) 721-3553  or request your free case review online today. We look forward to speaking with you to determine whether we are the right attorneys to help you.

Related Resources:

Top Reasons to Choose the Personal Injury Attorneys at Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto

Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney or “Go It Alone” After a Car Accident? 

How Much Is My NY Personal Injury Case Worth?

Frequently Asked Questions

Get some answers