Traumatic Brain Injury:
- Best Practices When Hiring a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
You’ve been in an accident. You’ve sustained a hit to your head. You’ve been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. And even though you may not be thinking straight or acting and feeling yourself, the fact of the matter is it is time for you to hire a lawyer. I am Andy Siegel, a personal injury lawyer here in New York City. I am going to share with you a few simple rules I suggest you apply when selecting a lawyer to represent you or a family member in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) case. These Dos and Don’ts are from a lecture I gave at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of New York. Let’s turn to the dos. Ask the prospective lawyer about their prior trial results in traumatic brain injury cases and how many jury verdicts that lawyer has taken on behalf of brain injury victims. Don’t be shy. It is within your rights to ask. You must hire a lawyer knowing they can successfully go the distance at trial, meaning one who is not afraid to take a jury verdict in the interest of justice. You must hire a lawyer who can advise their client not to take the money being offered even if it is a substantial amount, if that sum does not fairly compensate the traumatic brain injury victim. Ask the prospective lawyer if they have literature that was published concerning their jury verdicts in TBI cases. Let’s face it: All trial lawyers are ego maniacs, so they will have these publications readily available if it exists. Make sure the lawyer you meet with will be the lawyer who will actually handle your case, not some inexperienced underling unfamiliar with the complexity of traumatic brain injuries. Choose a lawyer you are comfortable with, who you connect with, and who you believe will do the best job for you and your family. That’s about it. I wish you well in these challenging times. If you would like to discuss your case and circumstances with me, call 212-532-0532 and ask for Andy.
- When Not to Hire a Lawyer When Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injury
You’ve been in an accident. You’ve sustained a hit to your head. You’ve been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. And even though you may not be thinking straight or acting and feeling yourself, the fact of the matter is it is time for you to hire a lawyer. I am Andy Siegel, a personal injury lawyer here in New York City. I am going to share with you a few simple rules I suggest you apply when selecting a lawyer to represent you or a family member in a traumatic brain injury case. These Dos and Don’ts are from a lecture I gave at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of New York. Let’s start with the don’ts. Never hire a lawyer without interviewing at least two. All personal injury lawyers are not created equal. There are differences in legal abilities just like there are differences in the abilities of doctors and other professions. Never hire a lawyer who does not take all the time that is required to discuss with you your case and your legal rights. If a prospective lawyer picks up the cell phone while you are there or allows for other interruptions, run for the hills. Never hire a lawyer who promises you terrific results or who spends interview telling you how great a case you have or how great a lawyer they are. Never hire a lawyer with little or no experience with handling traumatic brain injury cases, no matter whose relative or whose friend the lawyer may be. Lastly, never hire a lawyer who is unable to talk with you in a language you can clearly and easily understand, or treat you with the respect and dignity to which you are entitled. That’s about it. I wish you well in these challenging times. If you would like to discuss your case and circumstances with me, call 212-532-0532 and ask for Andy.
- Brain Injury: How It Can Affect Your Senses -New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Andrew Siegel
When a head injury is sustained, this may cause harm to the part of the brain that controls and understands how your senses communicate. Your brain is unable to interpret tastes and smells in the correct way. Through a basal view of the brain, we can show how these nerves are compromised and someone can suffer the lost of senses. The loss of these senses is usually temporary, but can be permanent based on your injury. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries – Andrew Siegel Discusses Brain Anatomy
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel discusses the anatomy of the brain and how it may be injured. Trauma to the brain comes in to different ways, acceleration and deceleration injuries. In an acceleration injury, something comes into a head that is not in motion and then puts the head in motion. In a deceleration injury, the head is in motion (such as in a car), and then the motion abruptly stops. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Construction Worker Injured: $850,000 Settlement in New York
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty describes a construction case he handled that settled for $850,000. The victim in this case was a construction worker who had to remove a sign by putting together a ladder and scaffold combination that fell underneath him. Under New York law, the owner of the construction site and the general contractor in charge of that site are responsible for its safety, even if the construction worker was partly at fault. Watch the video now to learn more.
- What Laws Protect Construction Workers On-site?
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty describes the laws that protect workers on construction sites. In the state of New York, there are laws that specifically make the owner of a construction site, general contractors, and agents liable for safety conditions at a construction site. There are also laws that make the owner, contractor, or agent “strictly liable” for accidents that take place at a construction site. Watch the video now to learn more.
- The Road Runner Case: A Construction Accident Case Settles for $1.6 Million
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty describes a case where a construction worker experienced major injuries to his spinal cord from a cement floor that collapsed under him while jackhammering. Mr. Coonerty was able to show to a judge that the cause of the accident was the fault of the owner of the construction site and the general contractor involved. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Cross Examination Revealed Truth in Medical Malpractice Case – New York Attorney Andrew Siegel
During trial, we questioned the doctor in regards to her breast reduction and how he promised she did not have to pay for her medical procedure due to upper back pain. However, the doctor never stated that in the medical chart and then took a large amount of breast tissue out of her body because that’s how much was required for the insurance company to pay for it. The doctor not only went against the wishes of the patient, he gave her two different size breasts and committed insurance fraud to get paid. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Defense Goes After Client Credibility if They Don’t Have a Case – New York Attorney Andrew Siegel
Unfortunately this does happen and we need to be prepared for it. One case had the judge even objecting the defense attorney when I wasn’t as the defense attorney attacks my client for alcoholism, bad checks, and past arrests. The judge did not understand why I would not object and the defense attorney looked as if he was the victor in the case. I helped the jury see how these circumstances were actually as a result of the malpractice and how it has resulted in very bad times financially and emotionally for him. We finally showed that none of these things had to do with whether or not the doctor caused malpractice and injury, and that the other lawyers were trying to show the jury all the bad about my client instead of proving their own case – which they couldn’t do. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Doctor Failed to Diagnose Heart Attack – New York Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Siegel
In fact, not only did the doctor misdiagnosis the case, but simply told our client to just stop drinking coffee. Our client had chest pain, shortness of breath, and pain radiating in the shoulder, classic symptoms of a heart attack. Even more ridiculous than this bad diagnosis is how it was made. The doctor actually admitted to failing to diagnose the heart attack because the patient did not “clutch” his heart when complaining to pain. He presented with all the symptoms, but because he simply placed his hand over his heart and did not “clutch” his heart, the doctor blew it off as too much caffeine. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Misdiagnosed MRI Leads to $43 Million Dollar Verdict – New York Attorney Andrew Siegel Explains
People always question me why the jury gave my client $43 million dollars in an injury case, especially since we went to the other side and asked for only $5 million. While working in a nail salon, the client was injured when the roof fell on her. When the doctor did an MRI, it was read incorrectly and the injury was allowed to get worse and cause serious medical conditions for the client. She suffered an aneurysm and this could have been prevented by the doctor who first treated her after the accident. The extra steps that could have been taken to ensure she was medically fit were part of the accepted medical care that she deserved to get. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Tag Heuer – New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Andrew Siegel Explains
When the doctor failed to give good medical care, it resulted in the overdose and injury of our client. The doctor failed to even monitor her vital signs correctly as he gave anesthesia without the correct medical equipment.
When questioned about how the doctor could even monitor her signs without the right equipment, the doctor replied by pointing at his watch and explaining the make was “Tag Heuer.” Obviously, this did not make much sense and was followed with how the watch was produced in the 60s. The doctor claimed that he used this watch to monitor her vital signs and that it was good and accepted medical care to do so. It goes without saying, we won our case. Watch the video now to learn more.
- How Some Defendants View Brain Injury-New York Personal Injury Lawyer Andy Siegel Answers
The defense attorney refused to believe our client suffered brain damage although he fell from a very tall height, landed on his skull, was in a coma for weeks, and couldn’t even remember his wife’s name during depositions. As your attorneys, we must battle other people’s perceptions of your injuries and show how these events have altered you and your family’s lives forever. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Birth Trauma 18 Years Later – New York Personal Injury Lawyer Andy Siegel Explains
During the birth of this young man so long ago, the baby was injured and his legs broken. This went unchecked and the legs healed improperly. We helped the family seek compensation for the injury and today this young man is going to college using the money that was awarded to him and his family. We want to help your family not only during this difficult time, but into the future so that you can have bright and happy lives. Watch the video now to learn more.
- How Cross Exam of Defendants Radiologist Proved Case – New York Personal Injury Lawyer Andy Siegel
When our doctor said that my client had developed a new lesion in his brain due to an accident, the other side’s doctor claimed it was old and could not have occurred at that time. We walked the other doctor through multiple questions regarding the lesion and even showed how maybe there was an old lesion but it could remain completely harmless until the accident – that the accident could have caused the lesion to develop the new symptoms like loss of smell and taste. The doctor’s only choice was to agree that this was possible, helping win our case. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Doctors Point Fingers at Each Other – New York Personal Injury Lawyer Andy Siegel
A surgery for our client included the entering of a device. The disagreement was about how two doctors recalled how this procedure went in two different ways. The young doctor said he noticed blood at the site of the device and informed his attending physician immediately. He said the attending then jabbed the device in further, causing blood to splatter everywhere. The attending doctor claimed that the resident doctor put the device in the wrong position and caused the injury. However, the site in which the instrument went in was in the belly but should have been the leg. It is a rare occurrence when two doctors involved in a case don’t point fingers at the lawyer, but instead at each other. And in this case, it was a clear sign something went wrong. Watch the video now to learn more.
- The Case no one Wanted – New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Andy Siegel Explains
New York medical malpractice attorney Andy Siegel explains how he likes to challenge himself with difficult cases.
Sometimes we get clients who have been rejected at other law firms because their case doesn’t seem good or is too challenging. We are happy to take those types of cases. One client who lost the use of her legs caused by an injury to her spine, did not seek medical help for several hours. This is a fault all her own and could not be recovered in a case. However, when she finally did seek help, she was made to wait for several more hours. This gave the abyss in her spine time to move up her body and caused lack of motion in her arms as well. That is something that could have been prevented by the medical staff, even if the first several hours were her fault. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Treated for Cancer She Never Had – New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Andy Siegel Explains
New York medical malpractice attorney Andy Siegel talks about a client who had to suffer multiple surgeries in regards to a cancer diagnosis.
After three surgeries – the last of which caused nerve damage and injury to her arm – she decides a second opinion is necessary. This is a time where it would have been extremely beneficial for her to get a second opinion earlier, but luckily she stopped before she was given chemotherapy. The second opinion actually revealed she did not have cancer and we brought a suit against the doctor who caused her so much harm. Watch the video now to learn more.
- NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Andrew Siegel Describes a Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong
Medical malpractice and personal injury attorney Andrew W. Siegel, practicing with Siegel & Coonerty, discusses a case he had where cosmetic surgery went wrong.
One of our clients came to us because she went to a doctor for cosmetic breast surgery. She simply wanted a lift and perkiness added to her breasts. The doctor removed too much breast tissue – not to mention left her with two different cup sizes – in order to meet the medical insurance company’s rules of getting paid for breast reduction. However, she never asked for that type of surgery, and he committed this medical malpractice just to insure he would get paid. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Surgical Misadventure: New York Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer Explains
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel describes a case of medical malpractice where surgeons perforated a woman’s brain leaving her with devastating injuries. The surgeons attempted to connect a medical device called an occipital stimulator to a battery pack, but performed the procedure incorrectly. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Medical Malpractice Case Results in $775,000 Settlement
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty describes a wrongful death case he took to trial that resulted in a $775,000 settlement right before the jury returned to give their verdict. Mr. Coonerty had to prove that the cancer that killed his client’s wife should have been diagnosed in a more timely manner. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel explains that to know whether or not you have a medical malpractice case, there are certain conditions that must be met. One important aspect of your potential medical malpractice case is whether or not the doctor did something wrong, or failed to do something he should have done, and that contributed directly to your injury. Watch the video now to learn more.
- First Responder Nightmare – New York Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Siegel Explains
A crosswalk in front of a school was being rehabbed and the construction company failed to repaint the crosswalk location when the road was completed. While students and other pedestrians crossed like normal, drivers could not have known where this crosswalk was. To make things even worse, the bulbs in the streetlights above had gone out and had not been fixed in a while. And on top of all this, the school knew the construction company had failed to do its job. Although they provided a cross guarding during school hours, it did not provide safety for the young girl leaving a school activity during the evening. She died on scene and the first person to respond to the scene of the accident happened to be her father. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Loved One Suffered Head Trauma, Not the Same Person Anymore – New York Attorney Andrew Siegel
Many people think that when head trauma is involved, it’s easy to show by just pointing out where the injury is on the head and that’s that. But what about head trauma only you as a loved one would know? What happens when your loved one doesn’t come back as the same person, even though they seem completely functional? We had a case like this that took several years and even led to mediation. Once in the mediation, the other side tried to prove a lack of brain injury with a video of my client. While the video shows the client able to listen, talk, respond, and function normally. We had to explain and prove that his frontal lobe injury affected the type of man he was, not just what functions he could perform. Watch the video now to learn more.
- An Inaccurate Police Report can Destroy Your Case – New York Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Siegel
Our client came to us with a police report that clearly said that he was at fault. However, our client claimed it was incorrect and that in the statement it says he left his driveway when he never did. We began to do our investigation and spoke to the ambulance driver who responded to the accident. He was able to confirm my client’s side of the story and even met with us at the scene of the accident to show my client’s innocence. We showed damage at my client’s house and proved that the police report was incorrect. This was one of my first lessons in how doing your investigative homework can truly win your case for you. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Can I Have Brain Injury in the Absence of Head Trauma? New York Personal Injury Lawyer Andy Siegel
During an accident case, my client was thrown forward violently when someone hit her from behind. We had to question the other side’s doctor to show how different energy can cause a brain injury even though she never hit her head. We did our homework and spoke to our own doctors so that we can question by question pick apart and make the other party’s doctor prove our point and that we were not incorrect. He had to admit that what we were saying was true and that an accident can cause brain injury without an actual blow to the head. Watch the video now to learn more.
- New York Personal Injury Attorney Sean Coonerty Explains a Pedestrian Knockdown Case
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty describes a pedestrian knockdown case, where his client was hit by a car in front of a famous New York theater.
As a result of the injury, Mr. Coonerty’s client developed a condition called RSD, or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The condition is also sometimes known as CRPS, or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This means that his client’s injury became a permanent condition. Watch the video now to learn more.
- New York Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Siegel: The 5 Year Old Hit by a Car
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel describes a case where he represented a 5 year old boy who was hit by a car. During the years of litigation involving this case, it wasn’t until much later that the boy’s sister had testimony that helped solve the case.
This case shows the importance of revisiting all the different aspects of a case. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Compression Fractures of the Spine
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel explains compression fractures of the spine. The human spine is made of bones known as vertebral bodies. Some injuries put undue stress on these bones. Compression fractures of the spine are very painful. It takes a lot of energy to compress vertebral bones, and injuries of this kind can cause a lifetime of pain. Watch the video now to learn more.
- What to do Immediately Following an Auto Accident
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty explains what to do immediately following an automobile accident. First, stay calm. If you or anyone else is injured that you can tell right away, do not move at all and wait for emergency personnel to arrive on the scene. If you can exit the vehicle and no one is immediately injured, call the police. The sooner police arrive at the scene of the accident, the better. Watch the video now to learn more.
Slip, Trip and Fall:
- The Unsafe Swing: A Case Study – New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Andy Siegel Explains
New York personal injury attorney Andy Siegel talks about a horrible case in which a young girl became a paraplegic because of an unsafe swing in her playground.
After the family looked into several different lawyers who all turned down the case, they came to us for help. It turns out this girl was standing up on a swing while her sister was seated. Once they gained height, the girl fell off and flipped backwards into a wall. However, upon investigation we found out that a swing set is supposed to have a “fall zone” double the length of the height of the set. For example, the swing set was 10 feet high and should have a fall zone 20 feet from the set. In this case, there wasn’t contributing to the massive injury this young girl suffered. Watch the video now to learn more.
- NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Andrew Siegel Discusses Hip Fractures
Medical malpractice and personal injury attorney Andrew W. Siegel, practicing with Siegel & Coonerty, discusses hip fractures.
We find that a lot of the people who call us regarding hip fractures are those in their 60s-80s, or above. It seems in a lot of cases, when people of this age have a slip and fall, they tend to fall on their hip bones – causing a fracture. We also represent a variety of young people who suffer hip fractures. Whatever type of injury you – or someone you know – have sustained from bruising to hip replacements, you can call us to answer any of your questions. Watch the video now to learn more.
- NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Andrew Siegel Explains Rotator Cuff Injuries
Medical malpractice and personal injury attorney Andrew W. Siegel, practicing with Siegel & Coonerty, explains injuries to the rotator cuff.
The rotator cuff is basically tendons in your shoulder area. The cuff actually has four tendons – but most injuries occur to the tendon on top, called the supraspinatus. What happens in these injuries is there is trauma to the shoulder, there’s inflammation to these tendons, and when you move your arm up this tendon gets pinched. There are several ways to fix this type of injury. Watch the video now to learn more.
- NY Personal Injury Attorney Sean Coonerty Describes a Trip and Fall Case
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty describes a trip and fall case he handled. His client’s injuries “snowballed” out of control, resulting in expensive medical costs. Her injuries also led to a condition, known as Spondylolisthesis, which got worse over time. Watch the video now to learn more.
- NY Personal Injury Trial Attorney Explains Ankle Fractures
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel explains the basics of ankle fractures. Ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries in personal injury cases. Mr. Siegel displays different treatments for ankle fractures, including ankle fusion and the ankle arthroplasty. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Slip and Fall & Trip and Fall Notice Requirements
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty explains the notice requirements for slip and trip and fall accidents in New York. For a slip or trip and fall accident to be successful, you must prove notice. “Notice” is broken up into actual and constructive notice. Watch the video now to learn the difference.
- Slip and Fall & Trip and Fall Photographs and Witnesses
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty explains that one of the important ways to prove a case is by taking photographs. Photographs are very important and should be taken at the scene of an accident as soon as possible. Even if the source of the slip and fall accident has been cleaned up, when taking photographs look for water stains on ceiling tiles, the wall, or floor. Another important way to help prove your case is by using witnesses. Watch the video now to learn more.
- Soft Tissue Injuries to the Nervous System
New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Andrew W. Siegel describes injuries to the structures that affect the central and peripheral nervous system, like the herniated disc. Sometimes trauma on the spinal cord can result in the disc that sits between vertebrae to be knocked out of place or put pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord. Watch the video now to learn more.
- 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
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