Sometimes an injured person may be unsure about whether or not they have a personal injury case. The legal process for personal injury cases is very detailed and specific, and can be very confusing for someone without a detailed understanding of all relative laws and procedures. If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered an injury as a result, you may be able to fight for compensation if your situation falls under the following basic guidelines.
First and the most important factor is that your accident was caused by another person. If you caused your accident out of recklessness, serious misconduct, or intentional action, then pursuing compensation is futile. The burden of proof in a personal injury case is to establish the other person as responsible.
Second, you must be able to prove the liability of the other party or parties who caused your accident. They could have acted negligently by sending a text message, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or by being reckless such as through running a red light. The negligence needs to be shown as the reason that the accident took place and essentially as the reason that the injuries occurred. Even if you know they are guilty, your case is weak without adequate proof.
Third, you need to keep detailed records of all accident-related expenses-receipts for repairs, bills for doctors’ visits, logs of mileage to and from appointments-in order to have them covered by insurance. It is important to build a strong case and have all your bases covered. Without such records, your insurance will likely refuse to provide an adequate payout. To review your case and determine whether or not these factors apply to your situation, contact a New York personal injury lawyer today.
Since a personal injury case is a sensitive situation and the outcomes are incredibly important, it is highly recommended that legal assistance is sought. Having the representation of an attorney can often increase the final outcome since they will be able to review the situation and make sure no details are missed that can affect the end results of compensation. After an accident, you deserve excellent guidance and representation when fighting for compensation. Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law could aggressively fight for you and help you win the highest payout possible. We have more than four decades of experience and have gained invaluable knowledge, resources, and skill over that time. To learn how we could use our vast resources and experience to your benefit, call our offices today and schedule an appointment.