Proving Liability in New York Personal Injury Cases
- Posted on: Jan 10 2018
Whenever you’ve been injured due to the fault or neglect of another individual, you may want to file a personal injury claim. While a personal injury claim can help you get the compensation you need to cover lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses related to your injury, you need adequate proof to show that person was responsible for your harm.
In order to win your personal injury case, you need to prove liability. Let’s take a look at what this means, as well as how you can establish it to win your case.
What is Liability?
In a personal injury case, liability is determined by who was responsible for the accident. If someone was careless or negligent and their behavior led to the accident, they would be liable.
However, liability is not black and white. If the injured individual was also to blame for the accident, the liability may be shared. This means the individual responsible for the accident would only need to pay a certain percentage of the damages.
An individual may not be held liable if the injured person was in an area that they should have been or if they should have expected an injury to occur based on their activity or action. If someone is injured from a product, then multiple people may be liable, including the seller, manufacturer, or designer.
In order to win your personal injury case, you need to be able to prove that the other individual was responsible for the accident that led to your injury. You can do this by collecting evidence, including taking pictures of the scene and talking to individuals who may have witnessed the accident.
To ensure you’re collecting the right evidence to win your case, you want to work with a team of expert personal injury attorneys. If you’ve recently been injured because of the negligence of another individual, contact us at Held & Hines, LLP. With offices in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, we can assist you in your case no matter your location in New York City. Give us a call at 855.HELD.HINES for a free consultation.
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