New York State Trial Lawyers Association President Jeff S. Korek Addresses American Justice Association's 2008 Annual Convention on "Resort-Tort Law in New York State"

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New York State Trial Lawyers Association President Jeff S. Korek discusses "Resort-Tort Law in New York State" at the American Justice Association's 2008 Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA. July 12-16. Since New York City has a dense population, is fast paced and plays host to more than 40 million annual visitors, numerous personal injuries occur. Korek discusses several New York City torts covering different accidents and explains their varied stipulations and statutes of limitations to his fellow trial lawyers. Korek is a specialist in construction accidents and medical malpractice and a partner in the New York personal injury law firm Gersowitz, Libo & Korek.

Resort-Tort Law in New York State

New York State Trial Lawyers Association President Jeff S. Korek discusses "Resort-Tort Law in New York State" at the American Justice Association's 2008 Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA. July 12-16.

"I hope my fellow trial attorneys gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of personal injury torts and how they apply in New York City," says Korek, a specialist in medical malpractice and construction accidents, "particularly given its millions of annual visitors."

In his presentation, Korek notes that inevitably numerous personal injuries occur in New York City, given its dense population, its fast paced tempo and its more than 40 million annual visitors. These injuries include slips and falls, trips and falls, elevator injuries, medical malpractice, labor injuries and injuries occurring when using public or private transportation.

In all of these personal injury situations, there are many torts governing not only the type of accident but precisely where it occurred, how it occurred and how the person injured should make a claim. For example, if a person slips and falls on a sidewalk that abuts a commercial building and some residential buildings, the City is not liable but the property owner is. However, if that same person slips and falls on a sidewalk that abuts a one, two or three person residential property, then the City of New York is liable.

Due to this complexity, Korek advises that soon after an accident, the visitor should seek an experienced personal injury attorney familiar with these statutes.

About Jeff S. Korek
Korek joined the Gersowitz, Libo & Korek in 1992 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. He is currently the President of New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and the immediate past President of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
About GLK

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

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