Patrick J. Higgins, Esq.
Powers & Santola, LLP, Albany, NY
• Learn to effectively and efficiently conduct the initial client interview
• Gain knowledge of the general investigatory rules
• Be able to perform discovery with competence and draft pleadings with expertise
The Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in New York practice guide has been updated and redesigned and is now part of the New York Lawyers- Practical Skills Series. The 2013-2014 release is current through the 2013 New York legislative session.
Covering the many facets of plaintiffs personal injury practice, this practice guide addresses investigation of the case, the substantive law of personal injury practice, the automobile negligence case, liens, insurance law, pleadings, discovery, trial techniques, and more. Written by Patrick J. Higgins, Esq., this practice guide is even more valuable with the inclusion of Forms on CD.
Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in New York is a practical reference guide to the many facets of personal injury practice. The author offers practical advice on the client interview; evaluating the case; retainer requirements; contingency fees; liens; and investigating the case, including how to find and preserve evidence. Coverage of the substantive law includes common law theories as well as statutory causes of action.
The title analyzes claims in medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and automobile negligence actions, as well as claims against municipalities and the state. Also covered are pleadings, discovery and trial techniques, and the author's clear guidance provides the practitioner with a good starting point in handling personal injury matters. With many new forms and checklists, this edition is an invaluable resource.
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