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Suit Cases - When does a case go to trial!

From: Rosa Maria
Category: Car Accident
Date: 24 Oct 2008
Time: 16:55:53 -0400


Why some car accident take to long to settle and some has to go to court. I would like to know when a lawyer decide to put the case to trail.

Re: Suit Cases - When does a case go to trial!

From: Paul Ajlouny, Esq.
Category: Other
Date: 27 Oct 2008
Time: 17:09:18 -0500


Different cases take different amounts of time to resolve because each case is different. In some cases, the injuries are severe and there is no question about liability. In those cases, the only issue is how much money does the injured person get. Other cases involve questions about who was at fault and whether the injuries are really as bad as the injured party says they are. Whether a case is settled or tried is not a simple decision made by the personal injry lawyer. It is the result of many different factors including the type of negligence involved, the way the accident happened and even such things as which insurance companies are involved and where the parties live. In most cases, a rear end collision is automatically the fault of the following driver. However, if it was a minor collision and you did not suffer what the law considers to be a "serious injury" New York personal injury law limits your right to recovery would be limited to your "no fault" benefits, i.e. medical bills and lost wages up to fifty thousand dollars. Please call our office at 1-800-535-5029 or email us at to discuss the details of your case. Please remember that this communication is not specific legal advice and is only an overview of general aspects of New York personal injury and negligence law. It does not create an attorney client relationship and should not be relied upon without consulting a qualified New York personal injury law firm.  

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