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If you have been injured through someone else’s negligence, choosing a law firm to represent you could be the most important decision you make. Having a legal team in your corner with the right skills, knowledge, and resources could make a difference in the outcome in your case. When you are selecting the best NY personal injury attorneys to handle your claim, consider the advantages medium to large firms have over small ones.

Advantages of Medium and Large Law Firms

After a serious accident or injury, a medium to large sized law firm may offer several important advantages to injured clients:

  • Specialization: Larger firms tend to specialize in a specific practice area. We focus our practice exclusively on injury matters. We are a top New York personal injury and medical malpractice firm that has been representing victims of negligence for more than half a century. Our attorneys and staff are well-versed in injury law matters.
  • Greater combined experience: A large group of seasoned trial lawyers has more combined experience to draw from. Our firm can provide a team of researchers and experienced legal minds to who can address the complexities of your case to arrive at the most effective strategy.
  • More resources available: In a high stakes personal injury claim with severe injuries, a firm’s resources can play an important role in the success of the case. Medium to large sized firms have more resources at their disposal. Our law firm has the resources to thoroughly investigate your case, prepare evidence, and build a solid argument for the compensation you deserve.
  • No rush to settle: A larger firm can afford to wait to get you the maximum compensation available under the law and to hire any experts the case requires. We will not settle your case until we know you are recovered as fully as possible. A small firm may be under more financial pressure to settle and avoid taking a case to trial.
  • Reputation with insurance companies: A long-established, larger firm may have a well-earned reputation with insurance companies. We have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Big insurance companies and their lawyers who have met us in court in the past and know we will not be pushed around are more likely to offer a fair settlement.

Why Small Law Firms May Not Be Ideal for Severe or Unique Cases

If you are pursuing compensation for severe injuries, or your case is unique, a small law firm may not be the ideal choice. Drawbacks of hiring a small law firm may include:

  • Limited resources and expertise: A firm with only a few lawyers may be lacking the wealth of knowledge and expertise a large team of legal minds can provide. A small firm may not have the investigators, researchers, and other resources a complex, high stakes, injury claim may require.
  • Lack of reputation and experience: The combined experience of attorneys in a small firm will not equal that of a medium to large firm. A small firm is less likely to have a reputation that makes insurance companies more willing to settle.

How a Medium to Large Personal Injury Firm Can Help You

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP (WRSMH) is a large New York law firm with nearly 40 partners, associates, and of counsel attorneys. We have been named among the Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report. We have the resources to hire private investigators and outside experts, and we are willing to spend money on our clients. If you have suffered a serious injury through the negligence of another, contact us at (212) 986-7353.

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