Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

It’s opening night at your best friend’s new restaurant and excitement fills the air. The place looks gorgeous and the food is amazing. Everything’s just wonderful until you slip on the stairs down to the restroom, breaking your leg in two places. You don’t want to be a jerk and sue your friend, but now you’re in rehab after two surgeries, and haven’t been able to work in months. So you’re wondering, “Should I hire a personal injury attorney?”

Were You Injured As a Result of Negligence?

The best way to find out if you should hire a personal injury lawyer NYC is to make an appointment for a free consultation. Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee, so they don’t get paid unless they are successful in collecting money. That’s why they don’t want cases that waste their time. Here, where you have a very serious injury, the issue is whether you were injured by negligence or were just clumsy. You would be a jerk to sue your friend if the accident was completely your own fault. Here, if there was a line of grease leaking from the kitchen down the stairs, the restaurant should not have allowed this dangerous condition, and the lawyer would encourage you to sue. If there was a floorboard loose on the stairs or nails protruding to trip on, these defects would also constitute negligence.

Is Your Injury Serious Enough to Merit Making a Case?

Every personal injury attorney in NYC knows that in order to bring a claim for pain and suffering that results from a traffic accident, you must be injured badly enough to meet the requirements of the “serious injury” threshold. So, if you are tapped in the rear bumper, get cleared at the emergency room and never get further treatment, no Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island or Brooklyn personal injury lawyer is going to want to take your case. Not only would it not be worth the time and effort, but it could also be dismissed by the court. Other types of accidents don’t have this legal threshold, but cases against The City of New York are not worth the effort for minor injuries. Unless you have an injury that requires a substantial amount of treatment and therapy, it doesn’t make sense to hire a personal injury attorney, and they aren’t likely to want your case anyway.

Call The Top Personal Injury Attorney In NYC

The best way to find out if you should hire a personal injury is to call the most reputable firm in town and make an appointment for a free consultation. Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been representing people injured in accidents for generations.

Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114

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About the Author:

Senior Partner Ms. Wittenstein began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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