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Zuniga & Rinaldi LLP handles personal injury matters on behalf of our clients. We handle wrongful death matters, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, construction accidents and negligent body waxing matters. At Z&R, we take pride in our track record of success.
Recent successes include the following:
- $125,000 recovery for our client who sustained an unsightly and painful laceration in her intimate areas due to a negligent body waxing. The client received stitches as a result of the accident and sustained mental distress. The matter was settled at a Judicial Mediation prior to trial.
- $60,000 recovery for our client who slipped and fell down steps leading to a daycare. Our client was walking down an exterior spiral staircase with bags in one hand, and she had turned towards her child behind her, when she slipped on wet leaves and snow on the steps of the spiral staircase. A portion of the handrail was missing and there was inadequate lighting in addition to the above. The matter was settled prior to depositions commencing.
- $55,000 recovery for our client who slipped and fell on snow and ice in the parking lot of the office park where she worked. The ice was "black ice" and existed at the location for several days prior to the date the accident occurred. There was inadequate snow removal on the property. Our client slipped and fell and injured her coccyx.
Zuniga & Rinaldi LLP is a boutique law firm situated in Great Neck, New York. Our attorneys handle personal injury actions, real estate matters and wills & estates. Call 877-737-8539 to speak with an attorney today! For more information, visit our accident practice area, real estate practice area or wills & estate practice area.
The value of a personal injury case is generally determined by the liability of the parties, the extent of the injuries (and your claim for loss of earnings, if any) and the venue where the case will be commenced.
1. Liability. This refers to the extent to which the defendant is legally responsible for the accident. Defendants usually argue that the person commencing the suit (the plaintiff) was partially or wholly responsible for the cause of the accident. This is a "contributory negligence" argument and it impacts the value of the case.
2. Extent of Injuries. A person sustaining a fracture has an injury of higher worth than a person who has sustained a bruise, for example. This is what we mean when we say that the value of the case is determined by the injuries.
3. Venue. The location where the case is commenced is the "venue". This may be determined by the residence of the parties or something else. An attorney commencing suit will seek to determine the most favorable venue at the commencement of the case. Certain venues may provide more favorable awards to plaintiffs, while other venues may provide favorable awards to defendants.
A plaintiff's attorney usually attempts to negotiate a settlement with the defendant's attorney or defendant's insurance carrier at some point during the life of the case. Settlement can occur at any point; the beginning, the middle or the end of the case.
Most attorneys value a case based on their experience litigating cases in that particular venue or by performing a jury verdict search. An attorney will put thoughtful analysis in negotiating a settlement; however each case is different and must be looked at specifically to determine its worth.
Zuniga & Rinaldi LLP is a dynamic, general practice law firm situated in Great Neck, New York. Our attorneys handle personal injury actions, real estate matters and wills & estates. Call 877-737-8539 to speak with an attorney today! For more information, visit our accident practice area, real estate practice area or wills & estate practice area.
Real estate attorneys assist clients in the purchase or sale of real estate. In New York, real estate can include a house, cooperative (coop), condominium (condo) or commercial building.
Usually, a real estate lawyer becomes involved in a real estate transaction after a purchaser has made an offer to the seller (either through a real estate agent or not) and that offer has been accepted.
A seller's attorney customarily prepares a proposed contract Said contract usually contains standard provisions along with terms protecting the seller and additional terms already negotiated amongst the parties. A buyer's attorney reviews the proposed contract and inserts provisions protecting the buyer and negotiates any contentious clauses or terms.
If all parties are in agreement after negotiation, the buyer signs the contract and same is then transmitted to the seller whom signs the contract if there are no issues. The fully executed contract is then forwarded to the buyer's attorney and at that point, the buyer, forwards a copy of the fully signed contract to its lender to begin the loan process.
If the buyer is an "all cash buyer" and will not be obtaining financing, then the contract of sale will generally have a provision with a shorter closing date. If there is financing, a contract of sale will usually have a closing date of 45-60 days. The financing process usually takes at least 30-45 days. A deal cannot be closed until and unless the buyer has obtained that financing and is "cleared to close".
There are numerous Great Neck and Queens Real Estate Lawyers that can assist in handling a closing. Our firm is one of them. Zuniga & Rinaldi LLP handles real estate transactions representing sellers and buyers throughout Great Neck, Nassau, Queens and all of Long Island. Our staff of Partners, Associates and Paralegals/Legal Assistants will guide you through the entire process. If you are in need of experienced real estate attorneys to handle your real estate transaction, please call 877.737.8539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.