We have many good days where life goes on smoothly. The worst day is when we meet with an accident and get injured. When you are involved in an accident or sustained personal injuries, you have limited time to protect your rights. Dealing with press, police and insurance companies be a daunting task. To cope with, you should appoint a personal injury lawyer to represent you and take care of legal proceedings so that you can spend more time with your loved ones.
In the United States, most of our law derived from the concept called "common law." Common law consists of societal rules that have been sculpted by our norms and social mores for hundreds of years. One significant area of common law is the law of negligence. This law states that if someone's negligent behavior results in damage to a person or property, they are responsible for it. So if you've been injured of another person's reckless or negligent behavior, you are entitled to recover damages.
Common law states that the victim can recover all of his/her damages from defendant found to be fault when suing multiple defendants. It is the obligation of to seek the contribution of other parties found to be at fault, but only to the extent of their apportioned share of liability. The victim need not satisfy judgement from multiple tortfeasors. However, in New York the common law rule was modified with the legislature’s enactment of CPLR Article 16, which provides that in certain personal injury cases where there is more than one tortfeasor can be used, a defendant whose fault is found to be 50% or less is only required to pay their equitable share of plaintiff’s non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering). Article 16 shields defendants with deep pockets from having to pay more than their share of non-economic damages in certain instances. However the common law rule remains in effect for economic damages such as loss of earnings or medical expenses or in wrongful death cases where recovery is limited to pecuniary loss. Didn’t understand what I said? Contact New York Personal injury lawyer and her/she will explain it to you.
Never let other person know you don't have a New York personal injury lawyer. Most Insurance companies try to close the case as quickly and cheaply as possible when they find out that you do not have New York personal injury lawyer on your side. The best way to find a good Personal injury lawyer is by word-of-mouth.
Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., was founded in 1960 by Marvin A. Cooper, Esq., to provide assistance to members of the community who sustained personal injuries as the result of the negligence and/or fault of another. Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. provides expert legal advice, services and representation to persons throughout Westchester County, the Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Rockland County and Nassau County.