Client Fears Misconceptions Benefits 06-30-15 Robs Answers

FEARS

One of the fears is having an attorney who is not responsive.   The number 1 complaint of clients is their attorneys don’t return their calls.  We return all client calls. Returning client phone calls is not just a matter of common courtesy, but it’s about respect.  We respect our clients!

PITFALLS

One of the major pitfalls to be careful about is choosing the wrong attorney.  When you’re involved in an accident, there are a lot of people looking to take advantage of you.   There are people looking to steer you to unscrupulous medical offices &/or law offices.  There are people offering you money to go this doctor or this attorney.  It is illegal!   Don’t be a victim twice.  Make the right call to1-800-VICTIM2.

What is the bad result or what is the negative effect of each pitfall?

The insurance companies are well aware of the unscrupulous medical offices and attorneys.  They are eventually closed down by authorities.  The problem is that your case is now associated with a medical office that is under investigation or closed.  Bottom line, your case will not get the respect it deserves when certain medical offices &/or attorneys are involved.    You will not get the compensation you  deserve when certain medical offices &/or attorneys are working on it.

Some think that it’s expensive to hire an attorney. 

Not true.  We work on a contingency.  You do not pay unless we obtain a favorable outcome for you.  In other words, we only make money if you make money.

Some think that all personal injury attorneys are the same. 

Not true.  That’s like saying all doctors are the same.  We all have a license to practice in the State of New York but that’s where the similarities end.  There are different levels of experience.  There are different levels of communication – some attorneys don’t communicate at all.  And there are different levels of caring about their clients.   Some attorneys only care about themselves and their own bank account.  You are more than a file number.  We care about our clients and want to get them the compensation they deserve.  Clients will have a named partner working on their case.  Clients can speak to a named partner.  Clients will stay informed about the status of their case.

List some BENEFITS that clients enjoy after using your services successfully.

We provide ethical and respectful legal representation.  We know that dealing with a legal issue is stressful.  We will make you feel comfortable every step of the way.  We will help you get back on your feet!

Jury Clears Hot-Dog-Throwing Mascot

A second Jury has cleared Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr of negligence in a 2009 incident involving a foil-wrapped hot dog’s journey from the mascot’s paw to an unwary fan’s face. As part of his between-innings antics, Sluggerrr threw the dog behind his back, hitting Royals fan John Coomer hard enough for him to suffer a detached retina from the blow.

Coomer appealed the 2010 ruling, which found him fully at fault in the accident, absolving the Royals and their mascot of any responsibility or negligence. The second jury ruled that neither Coomer nor the Royals were at fault and that the accident, while unfortunate, was not due to negligence on anyone’s part. The fan, who is on the hook for over $15,000 in medical expenses for his eye injury, said he was disappointed in the ruling.

Contrary to rumors before the trial, the San Diego Chicken was not called as an expert witness.

For further details and links, go here.

Horrific Explosion Rocks East Harlem

The dust is still settling in the horrible explosion at the East Harlem building, on Park Avenue off 116th Street, which occurred last Wednesday. It claimed the lives of 8 people and injured almost 70.

Catastrophic in its scale, it left the two five story buildings reduced to rubble. A significant number of residents of the destroyed buildings and their adjacent neighbors have been left displaced as a result of the explosion.

Mayor De Blasio has stated that the city shall make living arrangements for the people who have been displaced due to this tragic event. This announcement has come as relief for the affected victims.

Another heartening development following the disaster was the recovery of an old Bible from the rubble. Although it was singed at places, it was otherwise intact. The clergy men and the church’s pastor are looking at this as a sign that has strengthened their hopes of rebuilding the place.

Only a fraction of the debris from the collapsed buildings still remains. Rescue workers have succeeded in clearing the rubble from the site and as of Saturday, had reached the basement of the buildings.

The Explosion Is Being Investigated

Investigations are underway to find out the cause of the explosion. The Fire department, the Police, and the National Transportation Safety Board will each investigate to get to the root of the cause.

Though concrete proof of the fact remains to be found, there is widespread speculation that faulty gas lines may have been the cause. Nearby residents reported smelling gas, moments prior to the tragedy. Rescue workers too, found a high concentration of natural gas residue during the excavation.

Though truth will only become clear once the investigations have been carried out thoroughly, so far it seems that the gas mains may have been the culprit. The city’s gas piping system has often been the subject of criticism because it is said to be old and outdated.

The results of the ongoing investigations will reveal whether this was just one of those senseless tragedies that occur without any rhyme or reason or if the negligence of someone was to blame for this fiasco.

Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

In case it turns out that this disaster was the result of negligent behavior on the part of an agency or person, we urge the victims to seek legal counsel from a personal injury attorney.

In matters such as these, the guidance and experience of a personal injury lawyer may help you claim the compensation that is owed you so that you may overcome the loss and start the process of rebuilding.

Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives in this incident and we wish the injured victims a speedy recovery.