Why Character Matters in 2020

One of the saddest realities of 2020 is that civility and appropriate behavior are hard to find. It wasn’t so long ago that it was embarrassing to be considered a nasty jerk, but sadly such behavior is becoming mainstream. There’s more information than ever available, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to trust sources. That’s why it’s important to choose doctors, lawyers, accountants, contractors and other businesspeople that have earned trust in your community.

This is especially important when you need to hire an attorney for an accident case. The last thing you want to do is hire a Brooklyn car accident attorney based on their “too good to be true” claims.

How To Choose A Personal Injury Attorney In New York City

Personal injury lawyers are well aware of their bad reputation, and there are many of us that are worthy of trust. My father started Wittenstein & Wittenstein in Brooklyn more than 60 years ago, establishing trust in the community by keeping his word. He never made promises he couldn’t keep and bent over backwards to keep the ones he made. His transparency was his recipe for success, with clients referring their relatives and friends to their caring, friendly and trustworthy accident attorney. He was known as the Brooklyn car accident attorney that was able to get clients large amounts of money for their injury cases, and treated each and every person that stepped througpersonal injury lawyer in NYCh the door with respect.  This is the type of service you can still get when with a personal injury lawyer in NYC if you choose carefully.

The “No Free Lunch” Rule

The “no free lunch rule” mandates skepticism for any claim that’s too good to be true. For example, if a Brooklyn car accident attorney tells you that you’re likely to receive a million dollars for your fender bender where you sustained a mild sprained ankle – RUN. Don’t believe a malpractice attorney that promises you a large amount of compensation if you’re feeling fine. Malpractice cases are simply too expensive to prosecute unless there are serious permanent injuries. One of the worst scams are attorneys that persuade clients to take out plaintiff funding loans they don’t really need, without explaining that they’re likely to have to pay back $5,000, when their case is settled, for the $1,000 now. Those same attorneys will often con their clients into signing releases to settle their cases without a breakdown of how the proceeds will be distributed. In some cases the attorney will get fees, but the entire proceeds of the client’s portion will go to pay back loans and liens. A client should ALWAYS receive a breakdown of the proceeds of a settlement BEFORE signing a release.

Wittenstein & Wittenstein – Personal Injury Lawyer in NYC

We’ve been helping injured people collect the compensation they deserve for over sixty years. That’s because we provide transparent service that earns us trust in the community. If you’re looking for a Queens slip and fall attorney, a Brooklyn car accident attorney, a Bronx product liability attorney or any other type of personal injury representation, give us a call at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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About the Author:

Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She 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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