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We often hear the question: Do I really need to hire a personal injury law firm like Feiner & Lavy if I’ve been hurt? This isn’t just a question we hear from clients who call us, but even from people we meet when we’re eating out or in the elevator when they learn we’re lawyers.
It’s okay – it’s a natural question. These days, with TikTok, YouTube and the Internet offering so much free advice, sometimes people are convinced they can fly if they just wear the right outfit. If you think we’re saying that some of the information out there is nonsense, you’re right. Not all of it, but there is a lot.
As lawyers in the Bronx, we are experts in understanding both the nature of the injury a client has suffered, the way to assess the kind of damages that are due, and the type of defense an insurance company and/or defense lawyer will use. We are also experts at understanding the courts, filing the proper forms, and how to act before a judge whose courtroom we’ve visited many times.
This is the kind of experience that a TikTok or YouTube video cannot ever teach you.
An argument will be made that by operating pro se, or for oneself, you will save a lot of money. Well, you won’t be paying yourself a fee, however if you are fortunate enough to settle your case, you will probably settle for pennies on the dollar compared to what we will win.
There’s a saying that dates back to the 17th century that still holds true today: “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” And there is good reason for this. When you represent yourself, you lose all outside perspective and that gives you many blind spots. If you look at the news anytime a lawyer is in trouble, you will see that the lawyer is usually represented by counsel. As lawyers, we know that this serves our best interest.
When you call the Bronx personal injury law firm of Feiner & Lavy, we take the time to really get to know each person who reaches out to us. We need to understand the needs and the character of a potential client, learn about the extent of an injury and the circumstances that caused it, and get a real feel for your expectations. Understanding all of these factors will tell an attorney a tremendous amount about the strength of each case. And if it looks like a good case, then we get down to work.
You owe it to yourself to get the maximum settlement for any injury you suffered due to the negligence of another. Don’t waste another minute: call or contact Feiner & Lavy today for a free case consultation.