Last updated 8 days ago
When you have an urgent legal matter to attend to, you deserve a lawyer who will provide efficient, effective representation. Click on the links below to learn even more about hiring the right attorney to handle your case.
Are you considering hiring a new lawyer? Read the ABA’s questions to ask before retaining new counsel.
For more hiring tips, review New York magazine’s 20 questions for a potential lawyer.
Have you been injured in a car accident? Read this CNN article to find out why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to stand up to big insurance companies.
These FAQs from the New Jersey Courts can help you understand your available courses of action when you are dissatisfied with your attorney.
D'Agostino & Associates takes pride in providing aggressive representation for clients from Staten Island to Brooklyn to NYC, and our attentive client care sets us apart from the rest. Call us today at (888) 860-5787 to learn more about our lawyers’ services.
Last updated 13 days ago
There are many reasons you might consider changing your legal representation during a case, and you should remember that you have the right to do so at any time. Whether your attorney is unresponsive, provides ineffective representation, or simply does not make your case a priority, switching lawyers can ensure you get high-quality legal representation and personalized attention. Here is a closer look at what to expect from the process of hiring a new attorney.
Finding a lawyer for your case
No matter where you live in the United States, the protocol for switching lawyers is the same. Whether you are pursuing a personal injury matter, need help filing an SSD claim, or have a pending criminal matter, you are entitled to change attorneys if you don’t feel confident in your current representation. The practice is common in every area of law, and even high-profile clients switch lawyers.
Understanding your rights and responsibilities
Remember, you are the client, and your needs come first. You do not need permission from your current lawyer to switch attorneys, but you should officially obtain new representation before you terminate your existing lawyer. You should also advise your new lawyer of any pending deadlines or court hearings. While he will have access to this information as your official counsel, making sure he is up-to-speed will ensure that the transition goes smoothly.
Firing your current attorney
First, draft a letter to your current lawyer advising him or her that you no longer require the firm’s services. You should also instruct your existing counsel to turn over all documents to his replacement by a certain date. Finally, deliver a copy of the letter to your new lawyer so that it remains on file for your case.
Having the wrong lawyer can hurt your case. If you are not satisfied with your representation, call the personal injury, SSD, and criminal lawyers at NYC’s D'Agostino & Associates today. Our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience, and we will work to get you the results you deserve. Call our office today to schedule a consultation at (718) 967-1600.
Last updated 19 days ago
Are you looking for a personal injury lawyer to handle your case? As you will learn in this video, one of the most important factors in hiring a lawyer is experience.
A personal injury lawyer should be well-versed in relevant state and federal laws and experienced in taking on big insurance companies. If you want to obtain a certain settlement amount with as few complications as possible, you should always retain a lawyer who is a skilled and respected litigator in your community.
D’Agostino & Associates is proud to be one of NYC’s premier law firms, and our team of twenty legal professionals has a proven track record of success. If you live in Staten Island, Manhattan, or Brooklyn, call (718) 967-1600 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team today.
Last updated 27 days ago
Whether you are considering switching attorneys or you need to hire a lawyer to deal with a pressing legal matter, you deserve a litigation team that is willing to provide detailed and personalized legal advice. If you have a personal injury or criminal case, retaining effective counsel immediately can have a major impact on the outcome of your case. Still, before you hire a lawyer, you should be sure to ask the following questions.
How Much Experience Do You Have?
In your first consultation with a potential lawyer, ask about his or her experience and area of expertise. You might also inquire about the experience as the firm as a whole and the areas of law practiced most within the firm. A criminal lawyer should have substantial courtroom experience and should be well-versed in New York State law, while a personal injury lawyer should be able to provide documentation of settlements against big insurance companies.
Who Will Be Working on My Case?
You should always ask your lawyer if he will make himself personally available throughout the process of resolving your case. While it is quite common to have paralegals undertake legal research, your lawyer should be your first point of contact and take the majority of responsibility in handling your case.
What Are Your Fees?
Be sure to ask a lawyer to explain his specific fees in a written contract or retainer agreement. Be wary of any lawyer who guarantees a criminal acquittal or a massive personal injury settlement before even reviewing the facts of your case.
Can You Provide Client Testimonials?
An experienced lawyer should be able to provide testimonials from satisfied clients. For example, a potential SSD lawyer should be able to point to numerous cases where he effectively obtained the benefits the client deserved.
Do you want to be your lawyer’s first priority? If you live in the Staten Island area, call the lawyers at D'Agostino & Associates today at (718) 967-1600. Our experienced estate planning, injury, SSD, and criminal defense teams are here to answer all your questions, and our lawyers make sure that each client’s specific needs are met.
Last updated 1 month ago
Check out these links from around the web for more information about common issues that arise when dealing with lawyers and the risks of hiring the wrong attorney to handle your case. Contact D'Agostino & Associates online or call (718) 967-1600 to learn more about our practice areas.
All lawyers should communicate effectively with their clients. Explore this article from AmericanBar.org for a look at how attorneys communicate in consultations with clients.
Make sure you know what to look for in a lawyer by following the tips discussed in this Investopedia.com article.
What common problems do people run into when trying to hire an attorney? Find out with this AllBusiness.com article.
Are you unhappy with your current lawyer? Learn how you can file a grievance and find a lawyer who upholds your best interests by reading through this article from the New Jersey Courts.
A personal injury lawyer can provide representation for a number of circumstances. Check out this article from Justia.com for more information about the different types of personal injury cases.