Get to Know Attorney Jason B. Kessler
Q. What made you choose a career in personal injury law?
A. I wanted an exciting challenging career where I would be presented with difficult situations in which I could help others. Plus, I always rooted for the underdog and personal injury law is the only situation where the common citizen can fight power corporations, insurance companies and doctors and win.
Q. In your opinion, what sets your firm apart from other firms in the area?
A. I truly care about my clients and I communicate with them on a regular basis. They know that they can always reach me, even in the evenings and on weekends. I also believe that I fight harder for my clients interests than most personal injury law firms.
Q. Tell us about a case that you are particularly proud of?
A. I tried an automobile case against an insurance company that did not want to pay my client any money at all. I fought hard for my client’s rights and I won a significant amount of money on their behalf.
Q. What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?
A. I spend a lot of time reviewing documents, consulting experts and conducting investigations. Nothing can substitute for preparation. When you are dealing with personal injury cases you should be as informed and prepared as possible; the more informed and prepared you are, the better the result. If you are not prepared and “wing it” that is a recipe for disaster.
Q. How do you view your role in the attorney-client relationship?
A. I am the client’s advocate and adviser. I advocate for the best interests of the client but I also tell the client realistically their chances of success and what their case is worth in a particular jurisdiction. I am honest and realistic.
Q. How does your experience in the personal injury field benefit your clients?
A. Over the years I have become familiar with my adversaries, the judges and the different local venues. This is a benefit to my clients because I can make better decisions on their behalf due to my experience.
Q. What types of personal injury claims do you specifically handle?
A. I handle a variety of personal injury claims, including:
*Mass Transit Accidents
*Slip & Fall
*Nursing Home Abuse
Q. In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
A. Gratitude and thanks from a client. I like to know that I made a positive impact on my clients’ lives.
Q. What advice do you most often give your clients and why?
A. To be patient. A personal injury case usually takes 2-3 years and the wheels of justice move slow. I need my clients to understand also that the more patient they are, the better results they usually receive. Most cases settle sometime after the insurance company receives all the information that they need to evaluate the case before trial. For a free consultation about your case, call us at 914-220-1088.