Friday, September 21, 2012
You might have the idea that since you are in so much pain and have suffered so much that getting a large award is simply a matter of asking the jury to be sympathetic to your plight. I want to share a secret...that's not true.
Your family feels bad for you.
You feel bad for yourself.
You are ashamed.
You feel you humiliated.
You are unable to do the type of daily activities you could do before.
Every person you talk to feels bad for you. They relate to you. They understand what you're going through.
Can you use this form of sympathy to help boost the amount of compensation you are trying to obtain?
Learn what specific instruction the judge gives to the jury at the end of your trial. Find out what attorneys will say during jury selection with regard to sympathy. Find out whether sympathy and feeling bad for you play any part in awarding you compensation.
Watch the video to learn more...
Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at email@example.com. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021