3 Personal Injury Tips

Did you get severely injured and need legal assistance? Check out these 3 personal injury tips, then contact our Buffalo attorneys today.

My Attorney Dropped My Case

3 Personal Injury TipsThere are a number of reasons why law firms may drop clients. Quite often, the law firm may drop a case when the case becomes difficult and requires a tremendous amount of work. I can assure you that we do not drop cases because of reasons like these. We carefully examine the cases that come into our firm to determine whether the previous attorney had a legitimate reason to drop the case. Sometimes we review cases that merely do not have negligent components or in which our potential clients’ injuries are not sufficient. In those cases, we would agree with the attorney who dropped the case. In my experience, however, there are a multitude of law firms that will drop cases because the cases become difficult, and not for any legitimate reason.

When a case is put into litigation, attorneys must work hard to get money on those cases, especially when an insurance company denies the fact that it wants to pay on those cases. In those cases, we will look at the medical records and see if we can, based on our knowledge of the medicals, argue that the person’s injuries fall within the category of serious injury, as defined by our statutes. Another law firm’s choice to drop a case does not mean that the case is worthwhile; rather, it sometimes shows that the case required more work than the other law firm was willing to put into it.

Personal Injury Case Timeline

As an experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney I am most often asked how long a personal injury case can take.

  • Every single case is different and has it’s own time frame.
  • Some cases can take anywhere between three and six months.
  • More difficult cases involve pain and suffering, and medical procedures.
  • Cases with additional treatments and procedures can take years to complete.

Settling a Personal Injury Case

One of the most common questions that we get is when will my case settle or when will my case be ready to settle? I try and stress to every client that every case is different. Every person’s recovery is different. Every person’s response to pain or recovery from surgery is different. Essentially, once you’ve plateaued, once you’ve stopped getting better and stopped getting worse, once you determine that you will no longer receive any further procedures surgically or any other invasive treatments and you’re just maintaining your care, possibly going through chiropractic care, or physical therapy, or massage therapy just to alleviate the pain, but the improvement has stopped. At that point, we’re comfortable looking at a case to try to resolve it because we have a very good handle on what the permanency might be, we have a good handle on what the bulk of the important treatment already has been, and also a handle on how much maintenance care going.


If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to another person’s negligence, read these 3 personal injury tips. Then, contact our Buffalo Personal Injury Attorneys for a free legal consultation and case evaluation to get started on your claim immediately.

The Personal Injury Lawyers at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success. 

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