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A Dog Bite Injury may be the Least of Your Worries. . .

A dog bite injury is painful enough for a family to deal with, let alone the numerous other animal injuries a person can suffer. The info-graphic below provides a grim look at the havoc an everyday pest, like a mosquito, can wreak on an unsuspecting victim. If you need a lawyer as the result of a dog attack, or a personal injury attorney in Buffalo, call James Morris Law today, 716-855-1118


A Personal Injury Attorney’s Car Accident Resource Page

Below you’ll find anything and everything you’ve ever needed to know about car accidents, car accident law and car accident injuries that we’ve posted on Enjoy!

1. Should NYS Ban Cell Phone Use in Cars
2. Useful sources for knowing your BAC Level
3. Read this and think twice before driving impaired
4. How much would a fatal car accident cost you?
5. Texting while driving on the rise
6. Why automobile accidents occur between cars and buildings
7. Are teen car accidents higher in the summer?
8. Why your bus driver might cause your next car accident
9. What happens in a car accident with an uninsured motorist?
10. Most common type of car accidents in New York and its cause.
11. Teen Car Accidents: What’s the Cause?

A Note on Civility from an Attorney in Buffalo

Our legal system is an adversary system. It is easy to become angry with opposing counsel or a Judge who disagrees with our position. As lawyers it is crucial that we act in a civil manner. Personal attacks are never warranted. We can condemn the conduct without name calling. While I admit to enjoying the humor of South Park or Family Guy, the often brutal verbal attacks on these shows involve cartoon characters and do not hurt people. By avoiding harsh attacks or crude language we improve our chances of reaching a resolution and improve our relationships.

Dog Injuries in New York

Most dogs are loving and great companions.   Unfortunately some dogs present a risk to the public, and to small children in particular.  The lawyers at James Morris Law have successfully handled a great number of dog bite lawsuits, including the case discussed in the attached video involving a very young girl who suffered severe facial lacerations resulting in scarring when attacked by a neighbor’s dog.  We were able to investigate the laws of New York and develop the necessary proof of the dog’s history of exhibiting a vicious propensity in this dog bite lawsuit.

A significant settlement was achieved on the child’s behalf to provide funds for her future medical care due to her dog injures, and to assist with college costs.  Past results do not guarantee similar outcomes.  The video addresses some of the important issues in handling dog bite cases.

NYSTLA Speaks About Medical Malpractice

New York State Trial Lawyers Association President Leslie Kelmachter testifies at a city council hearing:

President Kelmachter stressed that there is no malpractice “crisis” in New York, pointing out that since 1991 insurance premiums have risen less than the rate of healthcare cost inflation. President Kelmachter advocated for greater efforts to reduce medical errors, stating that “the biggest driver of malpractice insurance costs is tragic and preventable medical errors themselves.”

New York Attorney James E. Morris named one of the state’s top lawyers

Two top national organizations recently announced the inclusion of Attorney James E. Morris in two prestigious lists compiled annually of accomplished professionals.

The publication Buffalo Business First chose to include Attorney Morris in its annual Who’s Who in the Law for 2010. This prestigious publication honors the country’s top lawyers each year for their achievements.

Super Lawyers, a printed publication and on-line web site, also recently announced that Mr. Morris has been named a Super Lawyer 2010 for Western New York. Each year, Super Lawyers magazine recognizes attorneys in each state for their work based on interviews with their peers and independent research. Super Lawyers magazine publishes in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers.

James Morris handled many significant cases to conclusion in 2009 and 2010, including a death action resulting from a tractor trailer cross over accident resolved in Federal Court for $1.55 million dollars and a serious construction accident resolved for $825,000 in New York Supreme Court. Past results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

James Morris has been a trial lawyer managing major personal injury and death cases for over 25 years. Let James Morris and the other highly-skilled personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of James Morris handle your case. Contact James Morris today. We mean business.

The information contained in this communication is provided for informational purposes only and should not be constituted as legal advice on any subject matter.