Have you been injured by another person, a company, a government agency or another entity? When you’ve been injured either intentionally or because someone didn’t do their job, you have a right to sue for damages. It matters not if the injury was caused by an individual, a company or governmental entity. The Constitution protects your right to seek monetary compensation for injuries.
Personal Injury Lawyer in White Plains, New York
At The Law Office of Michael Tawil, we believe in the Constitution. We believe in your right to sue. And if we take up your case, we believe we will win.
A personal injury lawsuit is not a simple matter. There are laws governing who you can sue, how much you can recover and how long you have to file. We walk you through the entire process, answering any question you have completely and clearly.
At various points in the process, you will have choices to make. “Do we settle or continue to court?” is a common question.
The fact is that few cases go to court. Most get settled before reaching that stage. This is in part because the process to get to court can be very long and in part because both sides just want the matter settled.
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Types of personal injury cases
Two key forms of personal injury cases are negligence and intentional tort.
In cases of negligence, the plaintiff (you) contend that the defendant (who you are suing) did something to you because they were not paying proper attention to their actions.
Intentional tort by contrast states that the defendant knew or should have known that their actions would cause injury. It was not a case of negligence, rather, a case of willful neglect.
Personal injury cases are often divided into several types or classes of cases including:
- Child injuries
- School liability
- Personal injury
- Amputation injuries
- Scarring disfigurement
- Slip and fall
- Motor vehicle accident
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Workplace accident
- Premises liability
- Products liability
No matter where you are injured, if someone was at fault, you have a right to seek recompense. If the responsible party is not clearly known, we will investigate further so that justice may be served.
What to expect from your personal injury case
Once we take up your case, we will discuss documents you may possess that we will need. If the case is nearing the end of the three-year statute of limitations, we will expedite filing.
We will investigate your claim fully. At some point, you will be deposed. A deposition is simply when you answer questions about the case before entering court. Attorneys representing both sides in the case are present.
From there, the case will move into the system … We’re going to go through this part quickly, but if you have a question about any element, we are happy to answer it. Ready?
The case will be filed in the proper jurisdiction and venue; next will be pleadings, motions, discovery, and pre-trial conferences. The officers of the court will select the jury pool and the jury, if a jury trial is deemed necessary.
Once court begins, there will be opening statements, a presentation of evidence, direct examination, cross-examination, motions for directed verdict/dismissal, presentation of evidence, rebuttals, final motions, closing arguments, instructions to the jury, mistrials, jury deliberations, verdict, motions after verdict, judgment, sentencing, and appeals…
…Somewhere during all this, either side may offer to settle. And now you know why few cases go to court.
Why choose Michael Tawil for your personal injury case?
When a case does go to court, you want an attorney with a great record and the experience needed to present the case right. You want an attorney who prepares for court, not for a settlement. You want smart, tireless and someone who pays attention to details.
You want someone who answers your questions about your personal injury case and doesn’t leave you hanging. Your calls are returned and your concerns eased. You want The Law Office of Michael Tawil. Call now 914-281-1618.