How do I choose a personal injury attorney?Who you choose as your attorney is very important because it sets up the entire experience for you and the ultimate outcome. Just because an attorney says they are personal injury attorney does not mean they're qualified. It does not mean they're qualified for you or your particular case. They have to know about the area of law, they have to know about the type of accident and they have to understand the ramifications of your particular injury. You … [Read more...]
Traumatic Brain Injury Video Blog
New York brain injury attorney Michael V. Kaplen provides important information to victims of traumatic brain injury, head injury, coma and concussion. Click on a title to view the video.
Do I need a personal injury lawyer?You need to consult with an attorney to represent you as soon after your accident as possible. Why? Because it’s crucial that evidence is obtained. That we go out and hire investigators to interview witnesses. To go to the scene of your crash to record events before things disappear. We need to download data from that truck to find out how fast that truck was going. We need to write to that tracking company and say, "Don't destroy those logs." We need to … [Read more...]
Do I have a medical malpractice case?Well, that depends. That depends if the doctor did something wrong. That depends if the doctor didn't do something that they were supposed to do. We won't know that until we have the opportunity to review your medical records, your hospital records and take those records to a qualified expert to get his or her opinion. These are individuals that we retain, who we trust to tell us the truth about what happened to you. After we do that, we will be in a … [Read more...]
How do we prove a medical malpractice case? The first step in the process is, we need to get our client's medical records. If they've been in a hospital we need to obtain their hospital records. We need to carefully review those records then we need to present those records to what we call an expert. An expert in the proper specialty, to also go through those records, sit down with us and analyze those records to see if the doctor conducted himself or herself in accordance with the … [Read more...]
What constitutes malpractice?Medical malpractice is malpractice by a professional. It's a professional negligence. That means a physician, a surgeon, a hospital doing something that they should not have done or not doing something they should have done. Medical malpractice means that the doctor disobey that stop sign, when at red light, didn't do what he or she should have done. Not only doctors, it could be nurses, it could be a physician's assistant. It could happen in a nursing … [Read more...]