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When you meet with the personal injury lawyers at Feiner & Lavy, you may feel some pressure to make a decision about your case. This isn’t just about our law firm, but about all law firms. We need to know quickly if you are going to act on a claim because of something called the statute of limitations.
From the time an accident has occurred that is causing you to suffer, the clock has started ticking on filing a lawsuit. Most personal injury cases have a window of three years in which to be filed, but there are some cases in which a lawsuit must be filed within 90 days. This is the pressure that the lawyers and their legal team are feeling from the moment you call.
Exploring a personal injury lawsuit sometimes means that you need to stop and think about whether you’re going to move forward. We know this because we see many people who go through the same thing. However, we also are looking at the clock and we see the time ticking down. We know that there is a lot of work to do in order to bring a lawsuit in Bronx County, New York.
We also know that there is a good chance that you have already spoken with our opponents – the people defending against the claims we make in a Bronx personal injury case – and they you to delay in filing a claim. They know that if they can prevent you from filing a lawsuit long enough, then the statute of limitations can expire, and your case will die from old age. This is good for them, but very bad for you.
Our opponents also have a big bag of tricks to stop you from filing a lawsuit. They might offer you a very small settlement, really low ball you, to hope you will take pennies on the dollars and go away. Or, they might tell you that our contingency fee, the fee we collect as part of a settlement payout, will make your pie much smaller. This isn’t true, but if you bite and take their tiny offer, you will lose, and they will win. In fact, sometimes the lawyers on the other side can collect a bonus if they can convince someone injured to take a really small settlement. But you’ll never learn that from them! You just get to be a goat.