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This video features Michele S. Mirman, a Medical Malpractice attorney based in New York.
How do you know if you have a legal case after you're injured in New York City? Let's ask a New York lawyer, Michele Mirman, for an Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.
Well, sometimes it's apparent that you have a case after an accident. For example, if you're stopped at a red light and you're struck in the rear, everybody would assume, would know, that you have a very, very good legal case against the car that hit you in the rear. Some cases may not be so apparent. What I would do is if I'm involved in a trip and fall, I would make sure to have photographs taken of the defect that made me fall. I would make sure I knew exactly where I fell, I would call the lawyer and ask point blank: "This is what happened to me. Do I have a case?" Same thing with the medical malpractice case, or if you have an accident at a construction site while you're working. I would collect as many of the facts I could: date, time, place, names, photos and call a lawyer and ask right then and there: is this a case?
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