Bronx Personal Injury Law Directory Guide
What To look For In Bronx Injury Lawyers:A tort, negligence or personal injury lawyer represents clients who were physically or psychologically injured as a result of the negligence and wrong act of another person, company, government, organization or other entity. Trends have shows that these attorneys are retained at higher frequencies in lower affluent areas. After interviewing a host of negligence law firms in my home town of Bronx and Queens I was informed that most of their cases and livelihood are coming from non-affluent areas. Some theories maintain it’s because civil disputed are higher in this area which lead to more injuries and scuffles. Others maintain that lower affluent communities seek to profit off even the most minor negligence which occurred to them where their counterparts would not bother.
What is personal injury?
Basically, personal injury refers to an area of the legal system that let’s you collect damages and due to someone’s negligence or intentional conduct which caused you to be injured. It includes any kind of damage such as physical injury, property damage, emotional distress, harassment or any other type of loss.
These law firms specialize in tort law which includes private or civil injuries. After studying many years in law school and passing the state BAR exams these attorneys can file a complaint in court, prepare legal documents, advocate at trial and provide legal advice to victims. Personal injury lawyers need to know the legal in’s and out’s of auto accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, aviation accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, burn injuries, brain injuries, animal bite injuries, spinal cord injuries, medical malpractice, premises liability cases (such as dangerous structure and falling objects), defamation, work place injury, product liability and nursing home abuse.
What they do?
Negligence law firms handle a claim from inception through appeal. They perform many duties in aiding their clients obtain compensation. The main goal is to help injured victims and their families seek justice through the legal system. Their main duty includes:
- Investigating claims
- Screening potential clients and evaluating the merit of their cases,
- Gathering evidence
- Formulating legal theories
- Researching case law
- Drafting pleadings
- Interviewing and disposing witnesses
- Client counseling
- Preparing for trial and advocating at trial.
All attorneys must act in accordance to limitations of ethics, code of conduct and rules offered for by the associations that license them as a lawyer. An injury law firm bears responsibility to assess the case within the boundaries of legal ethics and not cheat the system in order to win big bucks for themselves and their clients. They must identify the issues and thoroughly study the case and research in an ethical manner. This can often be accomplished via client counseling, legal advice, interviewing witnesses and arguments. Settlement is usually the preferred route for both sides, however sometimes the parties can not agree and a court case will commence.