What Will Neighbors Think if You Spend Your Settlement Money? NY Accident Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
There are some injured victims who are extremely self-conscious.
They worry what other people think about them.
They worry that if they bring a lawsuit and are successful and recover money to compensate them for their injuries, that other people will think badly of them.
These same people question themselves and wonder what their neighbors and friends will think if they go out and spend the money they have received as compensation for their injuries.
“What will my neighbors think if I buy a Ferrari?”
“What will my friends think if I buy $1 million house that has wheelchair ramps and allows easy access for me?”
“My neighbors will think I’m not really that injured and look at say ‘Look at that guy spending all of his money’.”
Believe it or not, there are injured victims who think this way.
They would rather spend their time worrying about what their friends, neighbors and family think when deciding whether or not to pursue a lawsuit seeking compensation for all the harms, losses and injuries they suffered because of someone else’s carelessness.
There are some attorneys who try and change that person’s thinking.
There are some attorneys who spend hours explaining how that type of thinking and mentality has no place when you have been injured by someone else’s negligence.
My goal is not to change your opinion.
My goal is not to change your mindset.
My goal is different.
My goal is to get you to realize that what your friends and neighbors think about what you do with the money you have obtained is absolutely meaningless.
Let’s say for example that because you are so worried about what your friends and neighbors think you opt not to bring a lawsuit. I want you to imagine 10, 15 or even 20 years down the road what will happen if you can no longer provide for your family and pay for your kids college education.
Are your concerned neighbors and friends going to finance your kids college education? Will your friends and neighbors pay for your monthly mortgage payment and your car payments?
Will your friends and neighbors help you financially when you can’t pay for your health insurance and you need additional surgery?
The reality is that we all have friends and neighbors who love to give their opinions and talk. The fact is, none of them will step up to the plate and help finance you for all of the activities you do on a regular basis and all that you will need to do into the future.
When you have suffered injury as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you have an absolute right to bring a lawsuit seeking to be repaid for the debt was incurred because of that person’s or company’s carelessness. Should you opt not to do this, whether because of self-conscious reasons or otherwise, that is your choice.
Before making that choice however, you may want to look into the future to see what your life will be like if you choose not to go forward and seek compensation 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 read this article…20 Reasons Not to Bring a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Here in NY http://www.oginski-law.com/library/top-20-reasons-not-to-bring-a-medical-malpractice-lawsuit-in-new-york.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