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Happily Ever After – New York Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Siegel Explains
We get to know a lot about our clients during their cases. While not all cases are the same, some can last for years. Such is the case of one woman, who we had known for 4 years. On the day that we were able to pay out her monetary award for her case, she came to the office with her luggage backed. When she was questioned about why she brought luggage, she explained that her husband had physically abused her for over 20 years. This money was going to let her move away and disappear from such an awful person. While this may not be your typical case, it shows how sometimes an accident can lead to your own happily ever after and we are excited to be the catalyst for her new life. Watch the video now to learn more.
Defense Claimed that Train Wreck Didn’t Cause Client’s Injuries – New York Attorney Andrew Siegel
Sometimes our cases need more in-depth investigation where we must meet with doctors to help us understand difficult injuries. We have to show how injuries can arise from a second accident and cause more damage to our client, without the other side proving that it could have come from the first accident. We had to continue to question doctors to see what possibilities can arise from which accident and show how our client is due compensation. Watch the video now to learn more.
Teacher Violates Classroom Policy, Injures Boy-New York Attorney Andy Siegel Discusses Case
New York personal injury attorney Andy Siegel shares a case in which a young boy was injured as a result of a teacher not following policy.
It all began with a simple drink of water. The boy took a drink from a water bottle earlier in the day while working on an experiment. When he went back several classes later, he went to get more water from a bottle shaped like his previous water bottle. Unfortunately, this bottle actually contained caustic materials which burned his esophagus immediately. School policy states that materials of this nature are to remain locked up unless being used by the teacher. This lack of responsibility by the teacher led to multiple surgeries and injuries for the ninth grader, including having to live with a feeding tube until he is completely healed. Watch the video now to learn more.
Offered a Money Settlement-Should I Take it? New York Attorney Andy Siegel Discusses
New York personal injury attorney Andy Siegel discusses what you should if you’re offered money as a settlement and when that would happen.
The attorney’s job is to give good legal advice on how much your case is worth and if settling is your best option. We understand how previous cases like yours have settled and we’re there to inform you about if the offer is fair or not. However, as the client, you are always the one to make the ultimate decision. We are here to help guide you to these important decisions. Watch the video now to learn more.
NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Sean Coonerty Describes the Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Medical malpractice and personal injury attorney Sean Coonerty, practicing with Siegel & Coonerty, gives you a brief overview of the anatomy of a lawsuit.
There are several different stages of a lawsuit, which makes up its anatomy. First, there’s an intake interview with attorneys to help you decide if you feel comfortable letting them represent you. Next, we – as attorneys – investigate your case. We take all the information you’ve given us during the intake interview and continue to research it. This means possibly looking at the scene of the accident, getting in touch with insurers, getting your medical records, and determining what types of injuries you have – and how injured you are. At this point of the case, there’s a chance to settle it.
While getting this information, we’re now in touch with the people that help us get a settlement. If we’re unable to settle, we go into the next step known as the pleading stage. We go back and forth with your claims, injuries, and medical information to try and settle this matter. We continue on with depositions – which are sworn testimonies by you, witnesses, and any others who can help solve this issue. Finally, the lawsuit may result in a trial. We bring all this information in front of a jury and come to a resolution for you. Watch the video now to learn more.
Do I Have an Injury Case? NY Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Siegel Explains
Medical malpractice and personal injury attorney Andrew W. Siegel, practicing with Siegel & Coonerty, answers the question, “Do I have an injury case?”
With all of our clients we have to evaluate each incident to determine whether or not you have a case. We do this by first asking, “Is there a liability?” If we can show you’re hurt by no fault of your own, then we’ve shown liability. In New York, there has to be fault before you bring an injury case. Also we have to ask if you’ve sustained injury, whether minor or catastrophic. We focus on more major injuries that truly affect things like your lifestyle, career, and family. The third element we need to address is causation. This means the person or thing that caused you to fall is what brought the injuries you sustained. Watch the video now to learn more.
New York Personal Injury Attorney Sean Coonerty – The Unheard Details of a Lawsuit
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty uses the McDonald’s hot coffee case to illustrate that the sensationalism of a case does not necessarily speak to its merits in court.
In the United States, one can sue anyone for anything for any amount of money. When looking at the McDonald’s case, it can appear to be sensationalist when the real details of the case often makes things more clear. Watch the video now to learn more.
New York Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Siegel Explains Independent Medical Examinations
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel says that when you bring a lawsuit seeking money damages for personal injury, the people you sue are entitled to an independent medical examination.
These kinds of examinations, however, can often be anything but independent. Mr. Siegel goes on to describe a case where his client attended an independent medical examination and it turned out to be a sting operation more than a doctor’s appointment. Watch the video now to learn more.
New York Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Siegel – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Your Case
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel explains a lawyer’s obligation to tell their client the good, the bad, and the ugly of their case.
For instance, the “bad” of your case might be that even though you have a lawsuit, you were partly responsible for your accident. Watch the video now to learn more.
Personal Injury Trial Lawyer Explains Jury Selection in New York – Andrew W. Siegel
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel says that the fancy term for jury selection is “voir dire”. During jury selection, a group of people are brought in and attorneys choose jury members in a question and answer format. The important thing to know about jury selection is that you do not want someone on the jury that can hurt your case. Watch the video now to learn more.
The $43 Million Case!
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel explains jury verdicts. Knowing an attorney’s track record with jury verdicts is critical when hiring an attorney to represent you. In 2007 in Queens County, New York, a jury awarded one of Mr. Siegel’s clients $43 million – one of the top verdicts in the US that year – as a result of injuries sustained in a roof collapse. Watch the video now to learn more.
Selecting the Right Attorney
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel explains how to select the right attorney. First, you should meet and discuss your case with 2-3 qualified attorneys. “Qualified” means that the attorney is experienced in the area of law that you need. Watch the video now to learn more.
5 Things a Client Should Know Before Speaking With an Attorney
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty explains the 5 most important things a potential client should know before even speaking with an attorney. The first important thing to know before speaking with an attorney is that at Siegel & Coonerty, your consultation is free. This is important because it means that we have to interview you and you have to interview us. Watch the video now to learn more.
It Only Takes One Thing to Win a Case
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty says that sometimes no matter how difficult a case may seem on the surface, it only takes one thing to win a case. Mr. Coonerty describes a case that on the surface seemed to be very difficult to win. In the end, however, he was able to get the jury to decide in his client’s favor by focusing on one thing. Watch the video to find out more.
Never Give Up!
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty describes a case that was resolved after many attempts to contact a witness failed. Finally, by not giving up, Mr. Coonerty was able to find the crucial witness that vindicated his client. Watch the video now to learn more.
The Anatomy of a Trial
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel explains what happens when your case has to go to trial. After the jury is selected, the judge gives an instruction that explains how the trial will proceed. The next thing that happens in a trial are the opening statements. Watch the video now to learn more.
What is my Case Worth?
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel explains that the value of your case is determined by comparison to other similar cases. However, no two cases are exactly alike. Watch the video now to learn more.