3 Common Misconceptions When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

I quickly want to discuss a few common misconceptions that car-accident victims have after being involved in an accident. You might have recently been involved in an accident and you might have these concerns as well.

The first one is, “I can’t afford to hire an attorney.” The second one is, “I should wait to hire an attorney.” And the third one is, “I could use my real estate or divorce attorney to handle my personal injury case.” These misconceptions can be dire to a car accident case. So, let’s dive into them.

At the Law Offices of Solomon Aminov, there are no upfront costs for a personal injury case. Fees are only collected at the end when the case settles. And it’s out of that settlement amount that the law office gets their fee. If for any reason the case doesn’t settle, it’s not a penny out of your pocket. Also, insurance companies tend to call car accident victims trying to get a recorded statement, which they will later use against you to diminish the value of your case.

The second misconception is, “I should wait to hire an attorney.” This is such a dangerous misconception to have in mind. And the reason is because there are certain deadlines that need to be met in the beginning of the case.

And the third huge common misconception is, “I could use my real estate or divorce attorney to handle my personal injury case.” Now, a personal injury attorney knows the personal injury procedure, knows how to deal with the insurance companies when it comes to car accidents or trip and falls or slip and falls. A personal injury attorney is skilled to negotiate with the insurance companies in regard to injuries and to get you full compensation – fast.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident and have so many questions that need to be answered, just pick up the phone, give us a call. Or if you like, click the link here, set up an appointment. It’s a free consultation and we’ll answer any questions you have.

How To Know If You Need a Lawyer for Your Car Crash

Getting a lawyer for a car crash can be a confusing subject if you’ve recently gotten into an accident.  So today I want to bring clarity to the question I often get, “Do I need a lawyer for my car crash?”. To answer your question, in its simplest form, absolutely. The reason is – a lawyer is hired for car crashes or for most personal injury cases to prove two things. The first one is liability, and the second one is damages.

 1. Proving Liability In New York State

Now, when proving liability, what are we really asking? We’re asking, whose fault was the accident? When involved in a car accident, one of the leading things that help determine liability, meaning whose fault was the accident, is the police report.

New York is a comparative negligence state, which means even if the accident is partially your fault, you could still have a claim against the other person. And once that claim is finished, we will minus off your portion of fault. So, as an example, let’s say your case is worth $100,000, and the accident was in a way where you had a stop sign and the other car had a stop sign, and nobody let each other go and they hit each other at the corners.

You could agree that maybe this accident is on its face 50/50 in terms of liability. It’s both parties’ fault halfway through. This means if you have a $100,000 case, and it’s 50%, your fault, we’re going to minus off $50,000. And so, you will be rewarded with $50,000. So, that is how liability is construed in New York State. And every State is different, and the laws need to be looked into and applied.

 2. Proving Damages

Now, in terms of damages, we’re asking the question of how much your case is worth. So, the only way we can prove that a person has damages or some sort of injuries is through medical records. So, what we would do at one point, once you finish treating and completely finished treating – we would request the medical records from all the facilities that you’ve been to and submit a demand packet. That’s how we get the value of your case.

3. Property Damage Claims

Now on the other hand, if you weren’t hurt, which is absolutely possible, then technically, you don’t have a case for personal injuries. But you might still have a property damage claim that you’re having trouble resolving because insurance companies will still put up a fight trying not to pay you out. So, it is recommended to speak to an attorney so he can at least help you out with the property damage claim. 


So there you have it – three reasons why you need a lawyer for your car crash…

  1. Proving Liability
  2. Proving Damages
  3. Propery Damage Claims

If you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident, then talking to an attorney might be the right option for you. Click here to get my free guide on how to quickly get compensated for any pain or suffering, or feel free to give us a no-cost, zero-obligation consultation call today.