September 18, 2013
Proving Liability in a New York City Car Accident
By Jonathan Damashek
While car accidents and injuries will always be unique, and although claims will always vary, the fact remains that injured victims deserve to be fairly compensated. In order for victims of car accidents to have a fighting chance for the compensation they rightfully deserve, they must prove several important legal elements – including negligence, fault, and liability.
By focusing our efforts on establishing fault and liability, our legal team can work toward securing fair compensation on behalf of our clients. We do so by focusing on proving the following:
- Another party had a duty to keep you free from preventable harm. For example, motorists are required to take reasonable measures to drive safely and keep others free from preventable harm. Auto part manufacturers are required to ensure that their products are safe for their intended use. These are legal duties.
- This party failed to uphold their duty. For example, drivers who commit an act of negligence (drunk driving) fail to uphold their duty to drive safely.
- This failure caused harm. Failures to uphold duty caused preventable harm.
- You suffered damages as a result. Victims suffer physical, emotional, and / or financial damages as a direct result of the accident.
At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, our New York City car accident lawyers make it a point to provide our clients with personal attention. Not only does this ensure that their needs are always met, but it also helps our legal team understand the details of their unique case. We complement our client-focused services by conducting thorough investigations any by utilizing extensive resources. With these tools, we are better prepared to help our clients achieve justice and full compensation recoveries.
Whether car accident personal injury claims can be resolved through settlement negotiations or through trial will depend on the unique circumstances of your case. You can be confident, however, that we excel at both.
If you would like to learn more about holding another liable for the damages you or your loved one suffered during a car accident in New York City, request a free case evaluation or call (212) 490-5700.