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Banville Law - White Plains To Host A "What To Do After Car Accident" Webinar

What To Do After Being Injured In A Car Accident in White Plains

The personal injury law firm, Banville Law has announced that they will host a digital webinar on February 6, 2021, on the topic of "what to do after a car accident". The event will be broadcast live from the White Plains office of the law firm in Westchester County New York.

White Plains Personal Injury Lawyer - Laurence Banville Comments On Upcoming Webinar

"This webinar is being put on to ensure that everyone in Westchester County knows exactly what they need to do after a car accident in order to preserve their case and ensure they get the compensation they deserve," stated managing attorney Laurence P. Banville, Esq.

Banville Law - White Plains is located at 44 S Broadway #100, White Plains, NY 10601, and the law office is staffed with attorneys who help the residents of Westchester County, New York with personal injury claims, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and workers' compensation claims.

The Goal Of A Personal Injury Claim Is To Get Justice

"When people search personal injury lawyer white plains, they need help. Their life has been turned upside down by an accident. They just want to get better. Our job is to make sure that our clients get the medical care they need to get better, without the worry of crushing medical bills and putting food on the table. Our job is to get justice", stated Banville.

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The Goal Of The Legal Webinar

The goal of this webinar is to ensure people from Westchester New York know the following after a car accident:

About Banville Law - White Plains

The personal injury lawyers at our White Plains law office handle personal injury claims, car accidents, slip and falls, and many other personal injury matters in White Plains, West Harrison, Highlands, Hartsdale, Fairview, Valhalla, Irvington, Worthington, Elmsford, Greenville, Ardsley, Rye, Purchase, and Tarrytown.

Despite its considerable promise, technology hasn’t transformed legal services in a fundamental way – at least not when compared to other industries. Here at Banville Law, our White Plains personal injury lawyers are always looking at how we can improve access to justice for injury victims and all plaintiffs. We are hopeful it is through technology. At our firm, we are enabling communication via Twitter.

Attorneys Are Failing Low-Income People

But that’s not because the legal industry isn’t ripe for improvement. In matters of civil law, at least 50% of people who seek out legal assistance are denied representation because of insufficient financial resources, according to the American Bar Association.

Studies on a state-level have illustrated similarly wide gaps in the accessibility of counsel. Only one in five legal problems faced by low-income people are tackled with the help of an attorney, either private or non-profit.

Leveraging Tech To Increase Legal Access

“We have a legal system that doesn’t work,” according to James Sandman, president of Legal Services Corporation, a civil legal aid agency. Sandman served as the keynote speaker at Stanford’s CodeX FutureLaw Conference in May, which I attended.

Access to justice for injury victims

How can we connect low-income people, who have been largely left out of the legal process, to legal services at a cost they can bear? Increasing efficiency, Sandman suggested, is the key – and that means encouraging law firms to adopt technologies that haven’t yet penetrated the industry.

Why Hasn’t Technology Taken Hold Yet?

Currently, lawyers aren’t paid to be efficient. Hourly billing is still far and away the dominant model. That means attorneys want to work more, not more productively. As a result, the prospect of even contacting one is barred to people without money. “Sure, they might offer a free consultation, but how can I possibly hire them to take the case?”

Lawyers are standing in the way of change in other ways, too. Sandman pointed to the decentralized power structure most law firms employ, where each Partner (and there can be many) has a significant degree of control over how they work. Top-down solutions, like forcing the adoption of robust data analytics programs on a firm-wide level, are difficult, if not impossible, to implement in this environment.

On a similar theme, attorneys have a natural inclination to treat every client’s case individually. There are obvious, and good, reasons to support that outlook, but it makes Big Data solutions, which are predicated on thinking in terms of aggregates, groups rather than individuals, unattractive.

Can Computers Make Legal Decisions?

Some large firms have already implemented programs that can effectively search through legal documents, extracting data from contracts and performing rudimentary research. But “finding stuff,” as panel member Khalid Al-Kofahi put it, is one thing. Analyzing those inputs and deciding what should be done next is a decidedly different task – one that machine learning isn’t good enough to handle yet.

Before that can become possible, however, we’ll need standardize the way courts and regulatory agencies digitize legal documents. Until then, the real implementation of technology in legal services can’t get off the ground.

Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: January 26, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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