Whether it is a Slip and Fall or Auto Accident, if you sustained injuries due to another person’s negligence, contact a trusted New York Personal Injury Attorney to fight for you in court in order to reach a settlement you deserve.
A jury is the conscience of the community, our guardians of safety and the great equalizer. A jury is so powerful that repressive and undemocratic countries have sought to abolish them. A jury composed of members of our community knows that justice is important even for the least of us, and injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
One of the most important jobs a citizen in this country has is jury service. Jury duty is the keystone of participatory democracy: members of a community gathering to decide how to dispense justice to other members of their community.
We are all taught as children the “Golden Rule”: treat others how you want to be treated. Jurors get to perform their civic duty by following this rule. Jurors are private Attorney Generals, making our communities safer for all. Jurors are Public Safety Advocates.
When defendants needlessly violate basic common sense safety rules, or written Codes, Rules, Regulations, Guidelines, Practices or Standards, like those by the Center for Disease Control [CDC], the American National Standards Institute [ANSI], the National Safety Council [NSC], National Medical Guidelines, Model Building Codes, or from local, state and federal governments or other applicable sources, such as Industry, Trade, Union and Professional publications, journals and customs and practices, and such negligence is exposed, jurors get to shine a light on what a wrongdoer wishes to hide: that it chose to act unsafely and unnecessarily expose members of our community to harm. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Jurors get to hold wrongdoers accountable. Why should society pay for the costs of those injured by someone else’s negligence?
A jury gets to allow members of our community, those that have suffered harms or losses, to be fully compensated for all of their injuries, not just their medical expenses and lost earnings, but for their damages, for their personal injuries, physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering. Only a jury can tell us what a human being is worth.
Jurors know that we are more than just machines that work day in and day. We are all human beings, with joys and passions, hobbies and sports, and activities that we do that make all the rest worthwhile. There is a difference between living and surviving. Jurors have common sense and real life experience and understand that when you injure one part of person, the entire person is harmed. What a person is left with is as important as what was taken away from them. And like your grandmother told you, if you don’t have health, you have nothing.
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At Sonin & Genis, Esqs., we are proud of our work to protect the civil and consumer rights of all members of our communities by actively using the 7th Amendment to the US Constitution: the right to a trial by jury.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by negligence, call an experienced Bronx Personal Injury lawyer at (718) 561-4444 to help protect your rights, obtain compensation, and help prevent someone else from being unnecessarily harmed.