NY Jury Verdicts; Is There a MAXIMUM Amount of Money Jury Can Give You?
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
An injured victim who chooses to bring a lawsuit against someone who was careless for an accident or medical malpractice or even wrongful death, often wants to learn what can happen at trial.
You want to understand what the jury can and cannot do.
One question that often comes up is whether there is a maximum amount, or a ceiling upon which that they cannot give you more than that amount.
In other words, the injured victim wants to know if there is a maximum amount that the jury can award if they determine that you suffered significant harm and injury because of someone else’s carelessness.
Likewise, they will often ask if there is a minimum that they can give you.
You should know immediately that in New York, as of early 2014, there are no caps on the amount that a jury can give you in order to compensate you for your injuries.
Watch the video to learn more…
Here’s a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client: http://www.oginski-law.com/video/cardiac-malpractice-in-ny.cfm
Here’s a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering: http://ow.ly/azKg6
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, http://www.oginski-law.com/blog/will-defense-tell-the-jury-how-much-money-he-thinks-you-should-get-.cfm.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-Law.com. This is what I do every day and I’d be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021
Knowing what to keep track of after a personal injury accident can help you receive maximum compensation. Watch this video to get an idea of what documents can make or break your personal injury case.
An injury journal can show pain and suffering during after a personal injury accident.
Police reports help demonstrate fault in a crash. Photos, video, and other evidence from the crash help to illustrate what happened during the crash. Even if you may be partially at fault, you may still have a case. Learn about your options under a legal framework known as “contributory negligence.” https://goo.gl/vvJ5QX
Share all this information with your lawyer so that they can go into court or mediation fully prepared to advocate on your behalf.
A personal injury case’s value is based partially on financial measures such as hospital bills and lost wages. After a crash, keep track of medical expenses, receipts from doctor’s visits, and pay stubs to track lost work. Ask your lawyer what else they need to represent you and negotiate maximum compensation from insurance companies.
*This information is not intended as legal advice. Call a personal injury or car accident lawyer at 512-474-0222 for a free consultation.
Getting Top Dollar In Chicago Personal Injury Lawsuits: Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Money: The End Goal of Personal Injury Lawsuits
Every year, millions of Americans suffer personal injury caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another person or entity. In many incidences, the victim’s injuries and damages are extensive, requiring ongoing care and rehabilitation.
Our legal system is set up to hold those responsible for causing harm accountable for their actions to make things “right” again. However, the only option of recourse offered by all parties at fault is limited to providing financial compensation for personal injury cases.
Legally, negligence is recognized as failing to use reasonable care, which results in harming another. There are two specific types of negligence under Illinois tort law. These include any action a reasonable individual would not do, and failing to take actions a reasonable individual would perform to prevent harm.
Because America is becoming an increasingly litigious society, pursuing a claim for personal injury financial recompense has gotten a bad rap. While it is true that the end goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to obtain money, most individuals would gladly give up their lawsuit in favor of restoring their health, condition and damages to where they were before the accident or incident occurred.
Financial compensation for personal injury cases provides peace of mind to the suffering victim and their family. The recompense offers comfort and much needed money to pay off debt and recoup losses directly associated with the accident or incident.
There is a vast array of personal injury lawsuits based on theories of negligence, when others have caused harm to victims. Some of these include:
• Vehicle accidents
• Slip and fall incident
• Wrongful death
• Medical malpractice
• Premises liability claim when injured on another’s property
• Motorcycle accident
• Boating accident
• Commercial truck collision
• Nursing home neglect
• Birth injury
• Inadequate security
Determining the Value of the Injury
It is essential to determine the value of the victim’s injuries accurately to ensure they receive adequate compensation throughout the remainder of their life. A skilled attorney who specializes in personal injury claims will base the value of the case on four specific factors including:
1. The kind of injury the victim suffered
2. The kind of treatment already received and required in the future
3. The amount of loss including missed earnings, medical bills and financial expenses associated with the incident
4. The amount of pain, suffering, anguish and discomfort the injury produces
Calculating the value of the claim is often based on the length of time required to fully recover, or on the permanency of the injuries involved. Many times, victims suffer residual injuries including brain damage, lost limbs, torn tendons, broken bones and scarring. In many claims, it may take years to fully comprehend the amount of damage caused by the incident, especially when the victim is exposed to harmful toxins, or suffers from some medical error.
Often times, injured victims filing personal injury claims seek compensation for disruptions of their normal life, which often produces an emotional impact on their quality of living. The accident or incident might take away the ability to continue working or going to school, or limit the capacity to enjoy life as before.
The Bottom Line
Because obtaining money is crucial to the success of a personal injury claim, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers develop strong cases to ensure their clients receive adequate recompense. Our skilled attorneys go to great length to determine the impact of the injury on your life to value your claim accurately.
The impact of being injured through the negligence of another can never be underestimated. The amount we work to obtain in your case ensures that you are covered adequately for your loss of earnings, time away from work, and diminished capacity to live life to the fullest.
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Chicago, IL 60606