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How to Choose An Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case

In the wake of a serious accident or after discovering that you are the victim of medical malpractice, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.

The most important thing you can do right now, after ensuring that you have obtained proper medical treatment, is to contact an experienced attorney who can help you learn more about your recovery options.

If someone else was negligent and this is what caused your injuries, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses, such as pain and suffering.

Things to Look for in a Good Attorney

There are many factors that go into choosing a personal injury attorney—and there are thousands of attorneys in New York and New Jersey to choose from. As such, the process of selecting a law firm can be understandably daunting.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case:

  • Experience Counts: Look for an attorney/law firm that not only has many years of legal experience but specific experience in your particular type of case. Each area of law, from medical malpractice to birth injuries to car accidents, is different; you need someone who knows how the process works and how to advocate for you.
  • Results Matter: Just as you want an attorney with the right experience, you also want an attorney who can demonstrate a record of success. A firm with a proven track record is a firm that knows what it takes to win. You want to feel confident that your legal team can not only handle your claim but can also obtain the best possible outcome.
  • Read Reviews: Client reviews and testimonials are one of the best ways to learn more about a firm. Read reviews from past clients about any potential law firms or attorneys you may wish to hire. Look for insights into how the firm operates, how clients are treated, and what you can expect from the process.
  • Get Personal: At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we believe that every individual deserves personalized service and attention. When looking for a law firm to represent you, look for one that is selective in which cases they accept and one that provides the level of service you deserve and desire.

Why Choose Simonson Goodman Platzer PC?

At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we are selective in the cases we accept. This allows us to dedicate our full energy to every single case and, as a result, we are often able to bring our clients’ cases to a speedy resolution.

Many of our cases come to us via the internet, where our clients are able to research us and recognize our dedication to treating them as real people, not just cases. In addition, other law firms look to us as leaders in the field of personal injury law and feel comfortable entrusting their clients to us.

When it comes to handling complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases, our personal injury lawyers in New York take pride in leaving no stone unturned and, perhaps more importantly, we are committed to putting all the monetary resources necessary behind each case.

Our lawyers have received many peer-rated professional accolades, including inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© “Best Lawyers®” and Super Lawyers® lists. Additionally, one of our partners, Paul Simonson, is regularly requested to teach continuing legal education courses and has authored several legal articles and book chapters.

Contact Us Today to Request a Free Consultation

If you or someone you love was the victim of medical malpractice or general negligence, reach out to our personal injury lawyers today to learn how we can help. We are ready to put all of our skill, experience, and resources behind you in our fight to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

Give us a call at (800) 817-5029 to get started. 

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations might be.

  • $87 Million Work Accident Verdict

    The firm won $87 million in the Bronx County Supreme Court for a laborer who was left paralyzed as a result of a work accident in March 2004.

  • $18 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $18,000,000 verdict on behalf of a twin born after a long delay with a severe brain injury-hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

  • $7.9 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $7,900,000 verdict for failure to monitor glucose levels in post CABG patient leads to death of 47 year old leaving a wife and two children.

  • $7.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $7,500,000 recovery for a baby who was seriously brain-damaged at the time of his birth. Due to a delay in delivery, the baby lost vital oxygen to his brain and develop cerebral palsy.

  • $6.4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $6,400,000 recovery for a young woman’s pregnancy that was mishandled before she went into labor leading to seizures with resultant brain damage.

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

    "Accommodating and Professional"
    The attorneys were kind, accommodating and professional. I couldn’t be happier with the settlement they achieved for me.
    Inbar V.
    "Totally Changed My Life"
    They have done an amazing job to win my case without even going to the court.
    Sezgin T.
    "Highly Recommend"
    Highly recommend!! I had the pleasure of working with Paul Simonson during the worst time of my life. He is knowledgeable, professional & he truly cares. When other attorneys turned down my case Mr. Simonson got results! I will be forever grateful.
    Dawn M.
    "I would highly recommend this firm."
    I would highly recommend this firm. Ted knows the law and did a great job.
    "I Felt Comfortable and Supported"
    They were honest and clear about the process of bringing a lawsuit forward and managed my expectations.
    Nate G.
    "I Highly Recommend This Law Firm"
    Thank you, Mr. Goodman and Mr. Simonson very much for looking out for me and always having my best interest at heart!
    Naresh T.
    "The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable."
    Based on my experience with this firm, their name should be empathy, compassion and brilliance. Their kindness and attention to detail was second to none. I truly cannot say enough good things about Paul, Ted and this firm. The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable.
    Nic R.
    "There are no amount of words that can show how grateful I am for all they have done."
    Ted Goodman was amazing in the courtroom and eloquently argued my case. If I could give them 10 stars I would, they truly changed my life. There are no amount of words that can show how grateful I am for all they have done.
    Ashley W.

Why Choose Simonson Goodman Platzer PC?

  • Personalized Legal Strategies.
  • Work Directly With An Experienced Partner.
  • Focused Practice Areas for Better Results!
  • 98% Success Rate for Our Cases!
  • Experienced Attorneys, You Can Count On.
  • Our Guarantee: No Recovery, No Fee.