Every year the public votes for the best business in different categories in the Bethpage FCU Best of LI awards. This year in 2020 Palermo Law P.L.L.C. was voted as the best law firm in Long Island. We have always been proud of our reputation as a personal injury law firm and are very grateful that it could be reflected in this award. Here are factors that you should consider if you are looking to hire a personal injury attorney.
Every case even in one practice of law can vary greatly. In the case of personal injury, a car accident case is much different than a slip and fall case. Additionally, experience in the location is also very important. If you are injured in a car accident Suffolk county, NY for example, an attorney with experience handling car accident cases in Suffolk County has the experience to handle the case properly. They also have experience with the judges, court system and jurors in that area. If the attorney has been practicing a specific area of law for a long time, that also shows that they have a lot of experience focused solely on that practice.
The reason why we are so appreciative of receiving this Best of Long Island award is because a lawyer’s reputation is so important to their practice. When you are dealing with the same insurance adjusters, defense attorneys and judges all the time, you would want to know that your lawyer is well respected. Nowadays, it is not hard to find out about a lawyers reputation. There are many websites that showcase reviews for attorneys. The big ones are Google, Acco, Lawyers.com, Yelp and Facebook. When considering which law firm to hire, these reviews can be crucial to the decision.
Finally, an attorney’s prior results are very important. If your attorney doesn’t have a track record of recovering large verdicts and settlements how can you be sure they will get you the most compensation possible? Most attorneys will list their results online. Ethically a lawyer cannot advertise false results. Therefore, if you see verdicts and settlements displayed on a lawyer’s website. You can be sure that the information is true.
A combination of all three of these things is what is going to ensure that you are hiring a trusted personal injury attorney. Although many qualified attorney’s may be able to compensate for some money, an attorney with good experience, reputation and results are more likely able to maximize the amount of compensation owed for your injury. Thank you to Bethpage Credit Union for voting us as the Best Law Firm of Long Island.
Steven Palermo is the managing partner for Palermo Law, Long Island’s Personal Injury Law Firm. He has been helping people receive compensation for their injuries for over 21 years. He focuses on cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents and slip and fall injuries.
His book The Ultimate Guide to Handling New York Car Accident Claims details the ins and outs of a car accident claim in a simple, easy-to-read manner.