What is Defamation

Defamation is a spoken or written false statement that damages the reputation of someone else. Defamation is characterized into two sections, slander or libel. Slander is the action of a false spoken statement damaging the person’s reputation. Libel is defamation statements or pictures being published in writing or being broadcasted in the media. Every state has different laws regarding defamation, but it is often required to prove that the defamatory statement has caused them to harm in most states. This can include evidence of a lost job. If you or a loved one has been accused of a defamation of character claim, contact Tannenbaum, Bellantone & Silver for a personal injury lawyer in Queens, NY. 

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When it comes to determining if you have a defamation case, you need to make sure that 

  1. The statement was not true
  2. Be able to identify who made the statement
  3. The person knowingly made the false statement
  4. The statement was verbal or written to someone other than you
  5. The false statement harmed you


When you are presenting your case, it is important to have all this information available. To help build a strong case, it is good to have witnesses. If it was slander, it is important to speak with those who were around and heard the false statements that were being made. If it was libel, make sure you have copies of the false statement made against you and where the false statement was made. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer in Queens, NY, they will need to make sure you have the answers to these statements for them to help your defamation claim. However, if you do not have the answer to these statements or found that the defamation was not false, there would be no defamation case.


Why look for a Personal Injury Lawyer for a defamation case in New York?


When a defamation statement is made, rarely, the person who made the statement will publicly acknowledge their wrongdoing. Once a Defamation statement is made, it often affects your reputation and your character. Here at TBS Lawyers, we understand that no 2 cases are the same, but we will work with you to help you understand the facts presented in your case to obtain the desired result. Our personal injury lawyers in Queens, NY, have the experience and tools needed to take on character defamation cases to help you restore your reputation and character. To learn more about our personal injury lawyers in Queens, NY, click here.