New York, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2008
A specialist in construction accidents and medical malpractice, attorney Jeff S. Korek says that New York City has numerous complex laws that apply to common accidents, such as slips and falls and trips and falls, and that determine how an injured person is compensated. Since tourists typically don't consider accidents as part of their vacation planning, Korek gives three tips that will help these visitors protect their legal rights, should an accident occur.
Be aware that accidents occur. Given the facts that New York City has a dense population, a fast-paced tempo and more than 40 million annual visitors, it is inevitable that numerous personal injuries will occur, particularly among tourists. These injuries include slips and falls, trips and falls, elevator injuries, medical malpractice, and injuries occurring when using public or private transportation.
Realize that New York City laws governing accidents are very complex. There are numerous laws governing not only the type of accident but precisely where it occurred, how it occurred, who is responsible and how and when the injured person should make a claim. For example, an injured person has up to 2.5 years to make a medical malpractice claim against a private hospital. However, they have only 1 year and 90 days to make the same claim against a public hospital. By not knowing the law, an injured person could lose out on claiming the compensation he or she deserves.
Contact a personal injury attorney right away. Due to this complexity, injured people should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney familiar with these laws, as soon possible after the accident. That way, their legal rights are protected.
About Jeff S. Korek
Korek joined the Gersowitz, Libo & Korek in 1991 as partner and is a key litigator specializing in Medical Malpractice and Construction Accidents. Known for his aggressive style, Korek has a history of successful litigation and settlements during his 15 years at the firm.
Gersowitz, Libo & Korek (GLK) is a New York and New Jersey personal injury and medical malpractice law firm that's passionate about helping seriously injured people. Our clients are seriously injured in auto accidents, construction accidents, by defective products or through doctors' mistakes. They and their loved ones deserve dignity and justice, and we work hard to deliver for them. For more information, call: 1-800-LAW-9997 or visit: http://www.lawyertime.com