Two years ago, Mr. Smith (not his real name) came to our office in a panic. He was being represented in his Labor Law case by a fairly well-known general litigation attorney in New York. Although his attorney seemed to have ‘all the right stuff,’ and the client felt very comfortable handling his case, the attorney had limited experience and success with cases brought under the New York State Labor Law. In short, he hired the wrong lawyer. Many firms advertise in an attempt to handle these cases and often claim to be ‘experts,’ but more often than not, the claims made by the attorneys are rife with hyperbole and inaccuracies or are often simply untrue.
The Consequences of Hiring the Wrong Lawyer
At Hach & Rose, LLP, founding partner Michael Rose frequently lectures members of the New York State Bar Association on how to handle New York State Labor Law cases. Greg Hach lectures all over the State of New York to labor unions on workplace safety and benefits available to injured workers. In Mr. Smith’s case, it became abundantly clear after reviewing the file that his lawyer did not understand the nuances of the law, which would have allowed him to take a more aggressive approach to litigating Mr. Smith’s case and ultimately would have led to him accepting the $60,000 settlement offer he was being pressured to accept by his attorney. After taking over Mr. Smith’s case, Michael Rose obtained $2,000,000 for Mr. Smith, a far cry from what his prior attorney was trying to get him to accept.
We often receive phone calls from clients who would like a second opinion because they are pressured to take a small amount of money when they are severely injured. These horror stories occur when someone does not pick the right lawyer.
Hach & Rose, LLP has obtained many seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. They do not settle for less than what a case is really worth. Call (212) 779-0057 or 212-779-0057, or visit them on the web at www.unionlawfirm.com today.