Getting hurt in an accident can be a life-changing experience. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and alone as you struggle with medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, pain and suffering due to your injuries, and other lasting impacts of your accident. Fortunately, the state of New York offers legal remedies for those have been injured through someone else’s negligence. A skilled Manhattan personal injury lawyer can be an invaluable guide in getting their client through an often complex legal landscape and works towards fair compensation for all they have lost.
Guilford Law Group, PLLC serves clients throughout New York City and into Rockland County and Westchester County. People from the English and Spanish-speaking communities can find what they are looking at our Manhattan office—a lawyer who has a sharp grasp of legal process and a soft compassion for injured plaintiffs and what they’re going through. Call today at (646) 783-0074 or reach out here online to set up a consultation.
Personal injury cases call for diligence at three different phases of the legal process:
To secure a settlement in any personal injury case requires that the defendant be proven negligent. There are four key principles of negligence and all four must be demonstrated. It must be shown that the defendant had a duty of care to the plaintiff, and that this duty was subsequently breached. It must further be shown that the consequences of this breach (the accident) are indeed the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. Finally, the exact nature of damages must be added up.
Doing the investigative work to establish negligence calls for detail-oriented diligence on the part of the plaintiff’s lawyer. Even cases that may seem “slam dunks” for the plaintiff are not always so. A personal injury lawsuit is typically filed against the defendant’s insurance company, and that insurance company will have legal counsel that will quite likely be seeking to undermine the plaintiff’s case at every opportunity. Good investigation that uncovers all relevant facts is the key to fighting back. And at Guilford Law Group, PLLC ,we take pride in our investigative skills.
An injured plaintiff has been through a lot and may have a long road ahead. They are relying on a fair financial settlement to help get them through this period of life and make them whole again. We’re here to fight for what they deserve. Call Guilford Law Group, PLLC today at (646) 783-0074 or contact us online to set up a consultation.
The vast majority of personal injury cases don’t reach this stage, but if going to trial is the only way to get fairness for our clients, then we are prepared to do exactly that. In a court of law, clients rely on their lawyer to have a commanding presence and an understanding of how to persuade the judge and jury. Everything that has happened to this point—the preparatory work that happens in investigation, and the counteroffers that were exchanged in negotiation—have flushed out information that can come into play at trial. Good lawyers know how to leverage all of that to their client’s advantage.
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