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Car Accidents in New York; Why Mediation May Prevent Need for Going to Trial

Posted by attorney Gerald Oginski

Car Accidents in NY; Mediation May Prevent Need for Trial- Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains

NY Car Accidents & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer



An injured victim who is contemplating bringing a lawsuit for their car accident in New York may think that the only way to get compensated is by going all the way to trial. Many times that is the only way to get full and fair compensation.

However, did you also know that there is a procedure known as mediation that may help you avoid the need to proceed forward to trial?

Mediation is a private negotiation process that is used to try and get both sides to come to the negotiating table at some point prior to trial.

One or both sides may recognize the inherent uncertainties about taking the case to trial and the possible outcomes that can occur.

In some instances, both sides will recognize the benefits of proceeding to a private negotiation before trial in an attempt to try and settle your case before trial.

Watch the video to learn more...

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 car accident 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

25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4

Great Neck, NY 11021



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