Top New York Accident Lawyers – Video
Steven Schwartzapfel, one of the top New York accident lawyers for Schwartzapfel Partners, P.C., explains how “truth” in the courtroom is different from objective reality. Learn more about how the courtroom works in this video.
My name is Steve Schwartzapfel. I represent people that have been injured when somebody else broke the rules. I seek to go ahead and hold that person accountable. Accidents just don’t happen. When you dig deeper, accidents are usually the fault of someone breaking the rules.
In a courtroom, there is no such thing as truth. Truth is what can be proven. There’s a difference between the reality objective and what can be proven. And, as many factors that come into play in a courtroom with the rules of evidence, the way a file is worked up, the proper experts, the judge you have your adversary. So, truth ultimately is what a jury says it is.
But that doesn’t mean that you cannot go ahead and get to the truth, or as close to it, depending upon who you have representing you. Unlike most attorneys, the moment I am called, I take immediate action to do everything within my power to secure all available evidence.
If I get a phone call, we get out to the scene immediately. We’ll take photographs of the accident scene. We’ll take photographs of skid marks, knowing that if it rains the next date may be gone. We’ll take photographs to secure where the accident took place, where car parts may be found.
I was just recently retained on a case where a man fell off of a roof on a construction site. He was killed as a result of the defendant failing to go ahead and provide adequate safety devices. I went to the scene that night because it was going to snow, and I knew the evidence would be gone. I went up on the building next door and took photographs because I knew all too well that the defendants would be out there tampering with what actually occurred.
So, the truth, the truth is what you can prove in a courtroom. And, as soon of a person retains a lawyer, a lawyer that takes it to heart, that is genuinely and sincerely interested in treating that person like a family member, that they will use everything within their power to secure every bit of evidence that supports that person’s version. That’s what you need to do.