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Responsibilities of Personal injury attorneys New York

11th June 2010
By SHAPIRO JASON in Personal Injury
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When you feel that you or your family member or someone whom you love has been the victim of personal injuries caused by someone's negligence and carelessness and you can approach the personal injury attorneys to get compensated against the loss.

Most of us don't know genuine need of hiring a personal injury attorney when we have met with accidents and injuries inflicted on us by someone. At times the victim is frightened to bear up cost of hiring personal injury attorney than winning the case.

Injury can never be predicted and can happen to any person at anytime. Injury can happen by self negligence or it may be happened due to some other person was careless. If the injury happened by some other person the victim has the legal obligation to seek financial help. In this the victim needs the assistance of a lawyer to settle any legal case that may be associated with the injury that has happened.

Most of the injuries happen based on Medical Malpractice, Construction Accidents, Brain Injury, Spinal cord injury, Birth Injury, Burn Injury, Car Accident, Truck Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Slip and Fall, Machinery Accidents, Defective Products, Dangerous Premises, Defective Vehicle Design, Paralysis, Amputation, Wrongful Death, Fractures, Disabling Injuries.

Many personal injury lawyers offer free consultations and take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means an injured person can discuss their case with a lawyer for free, to decide if it is worth pursuing. This works because a contingency fee means that the firm gets a percentage, typically around 33%, of any favorable settlement or toll awarded at trial.

A personal injury attorney also helps complainants determine which injuries are compensable. They know the statutes and regulations applicable to each case. And these attorneys have experience in handling insurance companies and will fight to ensure any settlement offers are sufficient to cover all expenses, including future ones. These attorneys also help to prepare documents before they are submitted to the court. Personal injury attorneys are specialized in helping victims who have suffered a physical, emotional, or mental pain and injury and if they believe that another party is responsible for that injury. Personal injuries are commonly associated with automobile accident cases, medical malpractice, construction accidents, burn injuries, slip and fall cases, defective products,.

Mostly, in personal injury cases the insurance company who paid in behalf of the responsible parties usually pay the settlement as little as possible. The ''settlement'' is the money receives by the injured person. And for this reason, many victims of personal injury choose to hire a lawyer in order to have a fair settlement.
If you have some cases of personal injury, it would be much better to learn and make yourself aware of your legal rights and get the compensation you deserve.

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Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP has attorneys licensed for various personal injury jurisdictions in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, District of Columbia, New Hampshire and Vermont. And his team has years of experience in the legal community.
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