When I meet a client who’s been injured in an accident, and we agree that we are going to process a case on their behalf, I make sure to start out every case in the same fashion. We start by gathering all information possible, learning about the injuries, medical records and things of that nature. A decision then gets made. Is this matter, which starts out as a claim, worthy, and does it make sense to start a lawsuit? That is when the expenses on a case begin to build, as soon as you enter the court system and by starting that lawsuit.
Before starting a lawsuit, because of limitations on insurance or various reasons, if a case can be resolved for the best money possible, that’s what would be done in the best interest of the client. This will be to net the client the most amount of money for what happened to them. If a case is worthy of a lawsuit, it gets started. Every case that a lawsuit is started on gets prepared as if it will go to trial. Whether or not it actually goes to trial or not, that’s another issue. The cases in our office will be prepared to go to trial. If the other side wishes to try and settle it before the trial, at our terms and for the best dollars possible for what the injuries are, then it’s up to the client, with the counseling of the attorney, to make the best decision whether or not to settle or proceed to trial and hopefully do better than the settlement offer that’s being presented.
The law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger and Peters is composed of dedicated attorneys, who have years of experience dealing with personal injury cases throughout the Brooklyn, New York area. Contact them for your free initial consultation.