Terrence James Cortelli’s Answers

Terrence James Cortelli

Nyack Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Rear ended, what to do next?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Ara Saroian
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Jeffrey Shawn Hughes
    4. Terrence James Cortelli
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Since you do not mention it, I assume there is no personal injury. As for your property damage claim, you have two ways of doing it. You can have the carrier for the car that hit you pay for your damages. or, you can have your own carrier pay you for the damages (this is called collision insurance) and then the carrier will go after the other carrier. please make sure you have your title ready and proof of the costs associated with fixing the wheelchair and lift. You may want to see a...

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  2. Personal Injury Settlement

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. James Andrew Robson
    2. Joel Scott Hengstler
    3. Matthew C Simon
    4. Leonid Krimsky
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    If you signed the settlement agreement, its probably almost impossible to say that the attorney didn't do a good job. But obviously, every case is different. I suggest speaking with your lawyer or a new lawyer so that a real analysis can be made. good luck.

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  3. Ii had a colonoscopy in August since that day my left am has been hurting. I cannot carry things in that hand it it very

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Terrence James Cortelli
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Sometimes during surgery when you are sedated you can suffer a nerve injury based upon the position of your body while sleeping. first, you need a doctor to figure exactly what is causing the pain. Only then can you take the next step regarding whether a doctor committed malpractice. In short, I suggest you see a doctor right away and get a definitive opinion of what is wrong with you. And, remember, med mal statute of limitations in new york is 2.5 years, and will be even shorter if a...

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  4. HI I relived my lawyer but I could not find another lawyer can I restore my exlawyer again

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen C. Cooper
    2. Robert P. Worden Jr.
    3. Taejin Christina Pendleton
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
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    Not really sure what you are asking. But if you signed a release, your case is probably over. And, be careful, if you bring a frivolous claim, you can get hit with fines and court fees. As for retaining your prior attorney, that is up to him or her. Generally speaking, I would not agree to represent a client who fired me. The attorney client relationship is based upon trust and if I am fired, its hard to trust the client again. So, thats why I wouldnt do it.

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  5. New York Laws-If an unknown person claims injuries as per curb issue in front of property who gets sued?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Leonid Krimsky
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Terrence James Cortelli
    4. David J. Hernandez
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Anyone can get sued, the issue is whether the lawsuit will prevail. In New York, the possessor of property gets sued and usually the out of possession owners are free from liability. The law in New York deems the person in control of the property as the best person to resolve tripping issues.

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  6. When does the plaintiff have the option of picking a jury or bench trial in a personal injury case?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Terrence James Cortelli
    2. Gerry M. Wendrovsky
    3. Richard S. Jaffe
    4. Thomas C Thornberry
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    Under the Constitution, in a personal injury action, each party is entitled to a trial by jury. Generally, the plaintiff requests the jury by filing a note of issue. But, the defendant is entitled to do the same. To be honest, it is generally felt that juries are more willing to give more money to a person injured then a judge would. Also, it is felt that a jury is more willing to find for a plaintiff then a judge will. In short, it is generally felt that jurors are more easily persuaded...

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  7. Personal injury

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Arkady Bukh
    4. Samuel Breslin
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    If your case is in Brooklyn and its a personal injury case, the second pretrial conference really means nothing. It probably will just get adjourned. There are generally about 100 cases on the calender. and the cases are placed on the calender based upon how long they have pending. Once you start to work your way up to the top of the list, then you will know that a trial will happen soon. Also, the Judge will usually tell your lawyer that the case is marked "final" and when he says that,...

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  8. Workmans comp case and disability.I won disability case can I still sue and get awarded for workmans comp case?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Terrence James Cortelli
    2. Leonid Krimsky
    3. Stuart C. Dimartini
    4. Frank A. Cetero
    5. Christopher John Ahern
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    The question is not clear. technically, a workers comp case can always be re-opened. Did you settle the workers comp case? if so, why would you want to sue again? and disability is usually different than workers comp. So, one case should not affect the other. And, usually, when you have a workers comp case, you may have a third party case -- meaning you can sue the person that caused the injury so long as it was not your employer or co-worker. For instance, if you are a driver and have a...

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  9. How to get the original surgical pics for the injury evidence?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Valentine Joseph Wallace
    3. Alexander Gregory Knapp
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
    5. Glenn Johnston
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    The question is a little unclear. If you are talking about regular photos, then you can introduce them into evidence. You just have to say that the photos accurately depict the injuries as they exist at the time of the accident. however, if they are some kind of photos taken by diagnostic testing, like an MRI, then thats much harder. You will need the radiologist to authenticate the photos and he will have to have some basis to say the photos are of you and not somebody else.

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  10. What is the going rate for personal injury attorney. Is it a percentage of what you get and how much of a percentage on say 250,

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Theodore W. Robinson
    2. Terrence James Cortelli
    3. Robert Edward Barry
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    In New York, attorneys who represent parties in personal injury actions generally work on a contingency fee contract, meaning they get a portion of the award if its successful. At most, an attorney can charge 33 1/3 percent of the net award. If an attorney charges more, it is an ethical violation. In addition, in medical malpractice actions, the fee that an attorney can charge is less and it depends on the total award received.

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