It can be difficult to meet with any professional and not hire them. Whether it is a contractor at your home or a New York maritime attorney, you may have trouble shopping around and refusing to hire someone. However, if you have been injured in a maritime accident, then you owe it to yourself to shop around and hire the New York maritime injury lawyer who is right for you.
How to Know if an Attorney is Wrong for You
You might think twice about hiring a lawyer who is:
- In a different location. If you have been hurt off of the East Coast of the United States, for example, then you might not want a lawyer experienced in Gulf Coast or West Coast maritime accidents.
- Not experienced in maritime law. Location is not the only important consideration. You might not want someone to represent you if that lawyer has not previously handled Jones Act or maritime law cases.
- Difficult to reach. If you have trouble getting through to an attorney's office before you hire that attorney, it might be a potential sign that the lawyer may be difficult to reach once you hire him.
How to Know if a New York Maritime Attorney is Right for You
There is no one attorney who is right for you. However, if you feel comfortable with a lawyer and confident in his or her ability to represent you, then you may have found the New York maritime accident attorney whom you should hire.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York maritime accident lawyers, please call 1-800-362-9329 or 1-800-3-MAY-DAY for more information.
You can also learn more about your rights in our FREE publication, The Legal Rights of Injured Seamen and Other Commercial Mariners.