Successful Personal Injury Attorney Securing Compensation for Binghamton & Broome County Clients
Injury is a natural and yet unfortunate part of life. However, when injuries occur as a result of someone else’s negligence, there are important legal actions that must be taken in order to prevent the victim from incurring unfair costs and burdens. At the Law Office of Wayne M. Chariff, we work with injured clients to help them collect compensation from the responsible parties.
Understanding New York’s Shared Fault Insurance System
The state of New York employs what is known as either a shared or comparative fault system. This means that multiple parties may be held liable for their roles in an accident resulting in injury. If the victim is found to be partially at-fault, the percentage to which they contributed to the accident will diminish the amount they can collect from the other party.
For example, if you are involved in an auto accident caused by another driver and found to be 20% at-fault because you were speeding, you may only collect 80% of the damages you seek. If you are found to be at 50% fault or more, you will likely be unsuccessful in collecting any damages from the other party. It is our job as your legal team to prove that the other parties were majorly responsible for the accident.
Diligently Protecting Your Case
The most difficult aspect of mounting a successful personal injury claim is interfacing with insurance adjusters. It is their job to persuade the claimant to admit fault and therefore undermine their own claim. These people are very skilled at using coded language and other techniques that can hurt your chances of holding their client responsible. We counteract these methods by handling all communications between you and the involved insurance companies on your behalf to protect your personal injury claim.
Working for You
The Law Office of Wayne M. Chariff handles many personal injury claims including, but not limited to, those pertaining to:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Products liability
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death