Anyone who has been injured in an accident resulting from someones negligence will need to make one of the most important choices of their lifetime. That’s right, choosing the right personal injury lawyer will make or break your case. Your legal representative will also have to get the job done emotionally as you will require tender love and care. This is not to mention the heavy financial responsibility the attorney will have in the court room. The right legal adviser will also help the accident victims on the road to recovery. Robert Aronov, a prominent New York personal injury lawyer, believes that in many instances the choice of a personal injury attorney can have more bearing on how victims ultimately feel about the resolution of their complaints than the pure financial award.
Aronov says that lawyers who only represent their clients’ financial claims can be insensitive to their clients’ emotional claims. “Our job is to try – often against impossible odds, to restore our clients’ lives as closely as possible to their pre-accident states,” Aronov says. “In that respect, spiritual recovery often is as vital a step in the healing process as financial restitution.”
Aronov advises accident victims to ask attorneys who they are thinking about retaining just how much face-to-face personal time they will receive while pursuing justice. Aronov, himself, deliberately restricts the number of cases he and his colleagues at Robert Aronov & Associates accept in order to ensure that each client gets close, personal attention.
“Ask a prospective attorney, ‘How many cases do you currently represent,'” Aronov recommends. If the answer is many hundreds or thousands, ask the attorney how he or she will find time to give you and your case the personalized care you deserve, he adds.
“An attorney who obtains a decent financial settlement for clients but never takes the time to meet with them or to address their emotional needs, only heals part of their wounds,” Aronov says. “Accidents victims have already forfeited some control of their lives. The last thing they need is to lose control over their own cases,” he adds. “The reason we call our profession ‘Personal Injury Law‘ is because the cases are very personal to those bringing them.”