New York City, New York (WiredPRNews.com) — Anyone who has ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident in New York — one of the busiest cities in the world made up of thousands of yellow taxi cabs and pedestrians dodging near death catastrophes — knows the feeling of desperation and confusion following a collision. Victims of such an accident may be left with questions about the law and how they can protect their family and reclaim the damages brought on by the accident.
Chris McGrath, a leading New York City motor vehicle accident lawyer at Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath, & Cannavo, one of the biggest personal injury law firms in the nation, is no stranger to matters such as these. With over 25 years of practicing law, McGrath has extensive experience handling general negligence, medical malpractice, motor vehicle and construction site accident matters as well as premises and municipal liability related litigation in New York and Long Island. In an exclusive interview with Cepac Lawyer Marketing, McGrath said, “The reason I became a lawyer is to help people who, quite frankly, need someone to help them in the most devastating time when they’re a victim of either a serious accident or medical negligence.”
What should a personal injury victim look for in an attorney?
With so many options of personal injury attorneys in the great state of New York, McGrath suggests looking closely at the qualifications of a potential attorney. What makes McGrath stand out from all others? To begin with, he is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, was named as one of the top 500 personal injury attorneys in America and was named as one of New York’s Super Lawyers by the New York Times. McGrath was also President of the Nassau County Bar Association for the 2005-2006 term. With an impressive resume, McGrath is the most active trial lawyer in the state of New York.
What are some of the biggest concerns of injured victims?
After an accident, the victim and their family can be ridden with questions and concerns about the next step and how to proceed. Among some of the questions asked is what will happen to the family of a person killed in an accident, how the children of the deceased will be cared for, what monies are available, who will pay the medical bills, and what documents are required in the state of New York.
After an injury accident, what comes next?
McGrath demystifies the mountain of questions and concerns and advises injured victims and their families to be aware of the process. “Most people don’t understand that, in a motor vehicle accident, there are certain requirements that they must do initially such as filing a no-fault application in the state of New York within 30 days. You have to do that in order to put the company on notice and submit whatever bills you have so that you get paid in a timely fashion. That’s one of the most important things [injury victims] forget to do.”
What are the values that lawyers need to uphold when dealing with injured victims or parties?
McGrath notes that one of the most essential values for an attorney to uphold is that they must represent their client within the balance of the law. As a respected NYC motor vehicle accident attorney, McGrath does everything possible in order to help the injured victim. His recent successes include an $11 million recovery in a wrongful death case involving a motor vehicle accident, and a $4 million recovery for an injured worker at a construction site. McGrath’s compassionate reputation has made him a magnet for clients seeking top-notch representation for serious injury matters.
To contact Chris McGrath, visit http://www.triallaw1.com or call 212-732-9000.