Why and How I Represent Personal Injury Clients
For 35 years I have represented people injured by negligent events. I have tried many cases to verdict before juries. I have spent much of my 35 years as a lawyer studying why personal injury cases succeed – and why they don’t. I have learned much from other attorneys in New York and across the country. The learning never stops. I have used this knowledge to help my injured clients. I teach this knowledge to lawyers across New York State through my lectures and books. Representing the injured for me is a vocation, not a job.
Why do I represent injured clients? Because they need me. They find themselves suddenly in a bad place that they never asked for, wanted, or deserved. I help them get back their lives as quickly and as fully as possible given the negligent event. Sometimes, sadly that can’t happen. In that case, I help them get back as much as they can. Then, I help them establish their new normal. The question is always, “What will the client need in the future, and how will the recovery provide for that?” What I do can make a real difference in their lives.
How do I represent injured clients? My experience, study, and teaching has forged a clear vision on this.
What is this vision? Taking fewer cases and spending more time on those cases. Forging close relationships with the clients. Visiting them in their houses, communicating regularly with them, returning their calls, and understanding their losses at a deeper level.
My vision for my practice is also knowing the law cold. It is knowing the tactics and strategy to move a case to a successful conclusion. It is knowing how to remove the roadblocks that the defendants erect in the injured client’s path. It is knowing the medicine when talking to, and learning from, an injured patient’s doctors. It is gaining their trust as a credible and principled advocate for the injured client. It is reading medical journals and articles in the evenings, walking crash sites, and interviewing witnesses.
Finally, my vision requires trying cases to verdict for injured clients before juries. Experience has taught me that insurance companies will not fully compensate my injured clients unless I try cases. They therefore need to know me as an attorney that does that.
That is why and how I represent injured clients.
In 2020, I was selected for the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for my work in:
- Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
- Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs