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NY Judge Tells Jury "Do Not Consider Sympathy"…Find Out Why

New York Judge Tells Jury “Do Not Consider Sympathy”
Find Out Why He Would Do This…

NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
Email: Gerry@Oginski-Law.com

In civil cases involving accidents, medical malpractice cases and even wrongful death matters, the trial judge will tell the jury “You are not to consider sympathy in your verdict.”

To a casual observer, this might seem harsh.
To a casual observer, this would seem unfair.
To a casual observer, this might seem unconscionable.

However, there is a clear reason why the judge says this and why really smart trial lawyers confirm this, both in jury selection and during closing arguments.

In cases where there are significant injuries as a result of someone else’s carelessness, anyone listening to the injuries and disabilities someone has suffered can be very emotional.

It can be very easy to sympathize with someone when they tell you how they are disabled and they are unable to accomplish life’s daily tasks as they used to be able to.

Where we are seeking compensation for the harms and losses an injured victim has suffered, it would be ideal to try and get the jury to feel for our clients in order to give him a verdict in our favor.

At the end of the trial, the judge is required to tell the jury, while instructing them on the law, that they are not to consider sympathy when deciding who is right and who is wrong.

The jury is not to consider sympathy when deciding how much compensation the injured victim is going to recover as part of their jury verdict.

In fact, I tell the jury during jury selection that we are not here seeking sympathy.
I let them know that my client has plenty of sympathy from their family and friends.
We don’t need more of that.

I again reinforce this fact during closing arguments and remind them that we are not here seeking their sympathy.

Instead, we are here seeking a verdict that fully compensates my client for all the harms and all the losses they have suffered because of the carelessness of the people that have been sued in this case.

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/library/pain-suffering-you-think-you-have-it-bad.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

Email: Gerry@Oginski-Law.com


Happy Former Injury Client Tells Her Story About Attorney Mark Blane

http://www.blanelaw.com Cynthia was injured in a car accident in San Diego, California. It was a rear-end collision. She was happy she chose my law office to represent her in her injury case against the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. She had injuries that necessitated medical care, and as a result, her case had value for “pain and suffering damages” that needed protection. She did not know where to go for legal advice. She needed help to make sure she was doing everything she needed to do to protect her health, and her legal rights.

This video is her story on how I helped her in her injury case. It is my job to protect each of my clients on their accident case. Whether it is preparing for trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement negotiations, each case carries with it the details (the client’s story as a human being) I need to argue in order to bring an amicable resolution. If this case did not settle, I was prepared to file a lawsuit for Cynthia, bring it to trial, and ask her community (jury) for justice.

Would you like to see client success stories about my law office? Please go to http://www.blanelaw.com/testimonials.cfm

Or, if you prefer to review free injury consumer books I have on my website, you can check out http://www.blanelaw.com/reports

You may contact me anytime at (619) 813-7955

Or, visit me at:

The Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, APC
Golden Eagle Plaza
525 B Street, 15th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: (619) 813-7955
Fax: (619) 946-7835