How do you know there is a video if your lawyer hasn't seen it yet? If there is a video of you and your lawyer has requested it, then the defense attorney must provide it. If they don't, they can't use it at trial. Speak with your attorney and find out what is going on.
You must report the accident to the police within 24 hours. If you look at your auto insurance policy, under Uninsured Motorist Coverage, it describes what you must do in order for you to obtain any benefits owed to you under the Hit and Run coverage endorsement.
In addition to the answers given above, you should consult with a New York personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, as NYC schools, if they are not private, are considered municipal entities. You only have 90 days from the date of accident to file a Notice of Claim, which must be very specific.
You can try going to the Surrogate's Court Clerk in the county where your grandfather passed away to see if they will release the file to you for your review. This will is the Court's copy and you will not be allowed to take anything out of the court file.
Every single injury case is unique, with their own sets of contributing and mitigating factors. Why some other folks may have received more compensation because of the same injury is dependent on a great many variables. I would suggest that you not compare your case to anyone else's. However, you do have the right to seek a second opinion about your case.
Attorneys have resources to assist you in finding the insurance company through different types of investigators we utilize. You may need to contact a local lawyer to help you with your question.
Best of luck,
I agree with the prior posters that you should obtain a second opinion. There may be facts which may have made your lawyer come to that conclusion that we have not been privy to on this forum. It may just be that your lawyer told you that the carrier won't pay anything to settle the case before going all the way to trial. A second opinion may help in clarifying your lawyer's conclusion.
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If you are injured, the first thing you should do is seek further medical attention.
It is probably worth seeking the advice of an attorney, as slip and fall cases can be difficult to pursue. Reason being is that you have to prove that the entity had either actual or constructive knowledge of the condition (in this case, the chicken grease).