How Much Money Should an Attorney Ask For During Opening Arguments in a NY Accident Case?

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How Much to Ask For During Opening Argument in an Accident Case, Wrongful Death Case or Medical Malpractice Case in New York?

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During opening remarks in an accident case or even a wrongful death case, you may be wondering if your attorney will ask the jury for a specific amount of money during opening arguments.

Here's the problem...the jury has not yet had an opportunity to hear any evidence. They have not heard about your injustice. They have not built up a sense of who is right and who is wrong.

It is presumptive to ask a jury during openings to think about awarding you millions of dollars since you have no real basis to do so.

Plus, if you are unable to fully prove your case, you have hurt your credibility and may not recover from that.

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Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client:

To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, ?

If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.

Law Office of Gerald Oginski

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Great Neck, NY 11021



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