My advice to everyone who has been involved in an accident is: 

  • Slow down 
  • get information, 
  • and make an informed decision.

So let’s talk about these one at a time. 

1. Slow down. Take all the time you need to consider your options after your car crash injury.  

You should slow down because there is no reason you need to make a fast decision about how you should handle your case. Suppose an insurance company is willing to offer you money to settle your case today. In that case, they certainly will be ready to do so tomorrow, a week from tomorrow, or a year from tomorrow. In my experience, any insurance company would rarely follow through on its threat to withdraw an offer. Even if they did, the offers they have made are usually so low that the accident victim would not have been wise to accept them in the first place. So, take a deep breath, slow down, and get the information you need to make an informed decision.

2. Get information. Do your research, and ask questions about what’s involved with filing a car crash injury claim. 

By reading this, you are taking a step toward learning what you need to know to decide whether to handle your claim on your own or retain an experienced accident attorney. In this tremendous information age, there are many resources where you can learn the things you need to know about accident law. For example, my firm’s website at has a great deal of helpful information that can be quickly and freely accessed. In addition, we have an entire section of “Frequently Asked Questions” covering questions our clients have repeatedly asked us. This is a treasure trove of information. Our website covers New York and Pennsylvania law on a wide range of personal injury topics, including auto accidents, insurance issues, and more. 

3. Make an informed decision about whether to hire a car crash lawyer. 

Once you have learned more about New York and Pennsylvania law, you will be in a better position to decide how you will handle your case. If you have taken your time, done your research, and are still not sure whether it would serve you to hire an experienced accident attorney; you should take advantage of the free consultation most personal injury attorneys offer.   

I routinely meet with people providing free consultations. I would like to believe that the vast majority of them feel that it was well worth their while to sit down and discuss their case. I make it clear at the outset of their consultation that there is no obligation that these folks retain me to represent them, and it is not at all uncommon that I offer folks free advice on how they can safely handle their claim on their own.

Request a free consultation if you have sustained a serious injury in a car crash

If you sustained severe injuries in a car crash, protect your legal rights today. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation, with an experienced, New York & Pennsylvania  personal injury lawyer. 

Contact the Ziff Law Firm now by calling (800) 943-3529 or emailing us at Get all your questions answered in a free case evaluation with a member of our experienced legal team.