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Elevator Accidents Lawyer Manhattan

Elevator Accidents Lawyer Manhattan

Elevator Accidents Lawyer ManhattanAs an elevator accidents lawyer in Manhattan from Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C. know, most personal injury lawsuits never go to trial. It is more common for the two parties involved to settle out of court. However, once the court awards you damages for an elevator accident, you cannot just pocket them. You may have financial responsibilities that you will have to meet in the form of bills and fees.

Medical Bills

As your elevator accidents lawyer in Manhattan, NY may explain, part of your award for damages may have to go towards medical expenses incurred. Any time you receive medical treatment by a healthcare professional, he or she will have to receive payment for services rendered. If you were treated for injuries sustained in an accident, one of three scenarios may apply to your situation:

  • You may have outstanding medical bills
  • You may have already paid all or part of your bills out of your own pocket
  • Your insurance provider may have paid for your medical treatment

In the first scenario, the expectation is that you will use your personal injury settlement to pay any medical bills that are still outstanding. In the second scenario, your settlement is intended to reimburse you for the medical costs you have already paid, so that you break even. In the third scenario, the insurance company may place a lien on your settlement award. This means that a portion of the settlement amount must go to the insurance company once you receive it for the bills it has paid on your behalf.

Attorney’s Fees and Expenses

A Manhattan elevator accidents lawyer from Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C. may bill you on a contingency basis. This means that if you win your case, or you settle out of court, we take a percentage of the damages. However, if you do not recover any damages, you may not owe your attorney a fee. A typical fee is 33% of the damage amount, but this can vary depending on the circumstances and is negotiable.

For example, if you settle the case without going to trial, your Manhattan elevator accidents lawyer in NY may take a smaller percentage and incur legal expenses while preparing your case. However, once the case is over and you receive your award or settlement, you may be responsible for paying these legal expenses. These will often be in addition to your attorney’s fees.

You may think that you can save money by not hiring a elevator accidents lawyer in NY to represent you in your personal injury case. However, while a portion of the award goes toward attorney’s fees, plaintiffs typically recover more in damages when they hire legal representation.

One of our attorneys can advise you as to whether your case is worth pursuing and whether you should litigate or settle. Contact Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C. today to schedule a consultation with an elevator accidents lawyer Manhattan, New York residents trust. 

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