New York Car Accident Lawyer Representing Injured Victims of Accidents in New York
If you have been injured in a car accident in New York, accepting or rejecting settlement offers at various stages of litigation is ultimately up to you.
When deciding whether or not to accept a pending settlement offer in a car accident case, you should keep in mind that insurance companies, generally speaking, are not interested in doing the “right thing” or the “fair thing.” Rather, they’re interested in settling your case for as little money as possible. You should always consider the following:
- The amounts of initial/pending settlement offers
- Venue considerations
- Potentially increased fees and expenses
Initial Settlement Offers
Insurance adjusters sometimes place initial settlement offers on the table in order to try and settle a case quickly and cheaply. You should think long and hard about accepting an initial settlement offers, as these offers are usually far less than what your case is actually worth.
At this stage of the game, it sometimes makes sense to go ahead and file a personal injury lawsuit in order to provoke a reaction from the insurance company and hopefully get them to take the case seriously. Keep in mind that merely filing a complaint with the court and undertaking some discovery does not guarantee that your case will go to trial.
Believe it or not, the location (or venue) where your case is pending has a significant impact on the value of your case and on whether or not you should accept a pending settlement offer. Oftentimes, there is a choice of venue as to where a lawsuit may be filed. An experienced New York Car Accident Lawyer will know which venues are more “plaintiff friendly” based upon previous trial experiences in factually similar cases.
Fees and Expenses
You should be aware that going to trial is always expensive. Depending upon the nature and circumstances of your case, medical experts may need to testify at trial, permanency evaluations may need to be completed, and all of this costs money. Moreover, you will have to prepare for and sit through one or more days of a long, drawn-out, and stressful car accident jury trial. You must always consider these potentially increased fees and expenses (not to mention the rigmarole of going through a lengthy trial) when deciding whether to accept a pending settlement offer. However, The Rybak Firm, PLLC., represents clients for personal injury claims on Contingency Basis. What that means is that you won’t pay a penny until we have secured a compensation.
Car Accident Lawyer Brooklyn NY Can Help You Secured The Compensation For Your Injuries
If you have been injured in a car accident in New York, our experienced NYC Car Accident Lawyers are here to help. The representation of an Personal Injury Lawyer familiar with New York law can have a significant impact on the way that your case is ultimately resolved. To schedule a free consultation, call the The Rybak Law Firm, PLLC., today at 718-307-5554 or contact us online.
Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me
Our offices are located in Brooklyn, NY. Although our offices are in Brooklyn, NY we serve the whole NYC Metro Area and represent clients in every borough of New York City. Our Personal Injury Attorneys are able to travel to you if you are unable to meet at our offices due to an injury. We also provide free transportation to and from our offices.
Our office address is:
1810 Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235