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How to Hire a New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you were in a New York motorcycle accident, a lawyer may be able to help you with your personal injury case, as long as you can prove the accident wasn't your fault. A lawyer will help you try to get a settlement to cover your medical bills and other accident-related expenses.
If you know a friend or coworker who recently had to hire a New York motorcycle accident lawyer, you should see if he or she would recommend his or her lawyer. But if you don't know anyone who would be able to recommend a lawyer, you've come to the right site. Attorneys.com has a service to connect you with New York motorcycle accident injury lawyers.
If you're ready to begin the process, you can call 1-877-913-7222 or fill out a short form on this site. After you have answered a few questions about your case, we will connect you with one or more New York motorcycle accident attorneys. You may contact the lawyer yourself, or he or she will follow up with you within two business days.
Meeting with New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Once you have the name of at least one lawyer who can help you with your New York motorcycle accident case, you will want to set up a meeting, or initial consultation, with him or her. You will be able to learn more about the lawyer's experience and qualifications, and he or she can learn more about your case. Personal injury lawyers don't usually charge for these meetings, but you may want to check so you are not surprised.
Take some notes before your meetings, so you are prepared. For example, when was your accident? What kind of medical bills do you have associated with your accident?
You might also want to write down some questions for the lawyer, including questions that touch on:
- The New York motorcycle accident lawyer's experience
- His or her evaluation of your case, including what type of settlement you could receive, and how he or she would suggest handling your case
- How he or she charges for legal services, and how much your case could cost
The purpose for this meeting is for you to determine if this is the New York motorcycle accident lawyer you'll want to hire. If you take notes, this may help make the decision process easier by jogging your memory. Anything you discuss will be kept confidential, so feel free to ask anything that comes to mind.
Selecting a New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Once you have completed your initial consultations, you are ready to hire a New York motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your case. You can remove from consideration any lawyer whom you don't trust or didn't like. If you are still stuck, you can ask the remaining lawyers if they would give you the names of former clients to call for references. These references may help with your decision.
Some of the criteria you might want to consider when choosing your attorney:
- The attorney has enough experience and the skills to handle your case
- The attorney puts you at ease with his or her judgment and knowledge of New York motorcycle accident law
- The attorney proposes a case strategy you agree with
- The attorney has reasonable fees
After you have found a New York motorcycle accident lawyer who satisfies these requirements, you can hire him or her to begin your New York motorcycle accident lawsuit.