Thursday, September 27, 2012
Gerry's Educational Car Accident & Personal Injury Website
You are a savvy negotiator. You negotiate for goods and services every day. You were also seriously injured in a car accident here in New York.
You know that if you hire an attorney to represent you, you will have to reimburse him for all of his expenses in addition to giving him one third of your compensation.
You are really hesitant to give up 1/3 of your compensation. You believe you can negotiate this better on your own and save the expenses and the lawyer's fee.
Can you? Should you? What are the risks? What are the benefits?
The most important thing to consider is that the insurance adjuster is very experienced and knows all the tricks of the trade. They have an agenda when negotiating with you and that is to save the insurance company as much money as possible. The insurance adjuster will do everything possible to tell you why your case is not worth what you perceive it to be.
Unless you have years of experience negotiating cases like this, you are going to be at a significant disadvantage. How do you know what the true value of your case is? Have you been able to compare it to what other similar cases have settled for in the same county? How do you know where to find that information?
Will you need additional surgery or medical treatment in the future? Have you spoken with your treating doctors to learn this information? Have you spoken with a life care planning expert? Have you spoken and consulted with an economist? Do you realize how those two experts can dramatically improve the value of your case?
There are a lot of things that can affect the amount of compensation you ultimately receive. If you do not handle and negotiate these types of cases on a daily basis, you're going to be at a disadvantage.
Watch the video to learn more...
Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at email@example.com. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021