Alpine, New York Personal Injury Lawyers
I started my career as a felony prosecutor with the Chemung County DA's Office, prosecuting the most serious crimes in Chemung County. From there, I became head of the legal department for the Chemung County Department of Social Services, where I supervised an office of seven attorney and was responsible for prosecuting all child abuse, child neglect, juvenile delinquent and PINS cases occurring in Chemung County
In 2004, I joined the Ziff Law Firm, where I handle all types of personal injury cases.
Three times I have been selected "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America. I have also been selected as a NY SuperLawyer, for membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and I am rated 10.0 by Avvo.com.
However, I am most proud of the very nice things my clients have had to say about my representation of them. You can read client comments here (http://www.zifflaw.com/client-comments/) and my complete bio here (http://www.zifflaw.com/lawyers/jim-reed/)
Mike Bersani graduated Magna Cum Laude (top 5% of his class) from Syracuse University College of Law in 1993. He went on to do a two-year clerkship with an appellate court in Rochester, NY. Since then he has...
Prior to joining Michaels & Smolak, David was a partner in prominent Syracuse insurance defense firm. It was there that David learned the "how to's ” of insurance companies andthe manner that insurance defense firms evaluate and defend cases. David has been successful using this knowledge to “turn the tables” on the insurance companies to obtain large settlements and verdicts for his injured clients.
Dave has consistently been rated and selected as...
Binghamton, NY 13850
Brooklyn Law School
Since starting in practice in 1980, Mr. Welch has focused his entire legal career in trial work. He has exhibited consistent and excellent...
Attorney Czarples will go to bat for you over any type of insurance claim case -- whether it's a car or motorcycle crash, products liability, tractor trailer collision,...
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Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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