I hope that you find a NY personal injury lawyer that can maximize your results and I hope this information has been helpful
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2006
Lisa Beth Older offers free consumer advice on personal injury law.
"I am now a New York personal injury lawyer, a NYC personal injury attorney willing to work hard with a reputable law firm and team of attorneys and support staff that has the time and resources to litigate your case to the best possible result," she said. "My team deals with people with serious physical injuries or suffering over the loss of a loved one through wrongful death."
People often ask Older what to look for in a personal injury lawyer in New York.
"I learned everything I know by studying under the best New York personal injury lawyers and by taking CLE Courses that keep me up to date on the several changes in the personal injury law in New York," Older said. "The lawyers I have worked with in the past have a unique combination of compassion for the aggrieved client, an ability to articulate the case to the Court and to the adversary professional knowledge of the field of personal injury, and most importantly the ability to listen and learn from their clients."
She offers the following advice to potential litigants in the Empire State.
The New York personal injury lawyer you would want to retain should speak with you free of charge to see if you have a case. They can not guarantee a result, nor can they take every case as they are guided by New York State laws governing serious physical injury. If you do not have a serious physical injury that meets the legal threshold a New York personal injury lawyer should not take your case and make false promises. The NYC personal injury lawyer you choose to represent you on your case should be available to answer your questions during all stages of the litigation. They should promise that they will be available to fight vigorously in the prosecution of your case.
There is no obligation to hire a personal injury lawyer in New York, but you may speak to one, usually free of charge. Their fee is usually a contingency basis but some will charge costs. Rest assured, as with any lawyer, everything you say or impart upon your case is confidential.
You may discharge an attorney at any time, although, if you recover on your case ultimately your first lawyer is entitled to be compensated for the work he performed, so the second lawyer will want to obtain a release from the first lawyer or a statement as to the amount of money that lawyer believes he or she is entitled to receive in the event of a personal injury monetary recovery. Under the retainer agreement you sign which is itself governed by New York State Law, the second attorney will l have to pay to pay that first lawyer for their time spent on your case. That is why it is especially important to choose a personal injury lawyer you can trust and stick with throughout the case as it becomes difficult and sometimes complicated to find a new personal injury lawyer in New York to take over you case once they discover or ascertain that the first lawyer has significant time into your case and thus a potential financial interest in the recovery.
You may often hear the word "tort" in a personal injury lawyers' office. Torts are recognized by law as grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. These wrongs usually result in an physical injury or harm constituting the basis for a claim by the injured party.
While some torts are also crimes punishable with imprisonment, the primary aim of tort law, from a personal injury lawyers' perspective is to provide monetary relief for damages wrongfully or negligently inflicted, and the other aim is to secure the expectancy that others in society will act carefully and thus prevent harm to others.
An injured person may also go to an attorney to sue for an injunction to prevent the continuation of wrongful conduct that leads to injury.
Among the types of damages the injured party may recover are: loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, and reasonable medical expenses. They include both present and future expected losses.
Here are some sources you can refer to help you pick your own personal injury lawyer in NY or New York City: Find Law, Lexis Nexis, and the New York State bar Association
State Judicial Decisions
N.Y. Court of Appeals:
Recent Torts Law Decisions
"I hope that you find a NY personal injury lawyer that can maximize your results and I hope this information has been helpful," Older said.
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This is not legal advice just general consumer information