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Personal injury accidents are those where someone’s careless behavior causes another individual to suffer physical injuries, sometimes together with emotional damage, property damage, and other financial losses. While some accidents only cause minor scrapes and bruises, others result in severe injuries (or death), long-term disabilities and severe hardships. Those who suffer significant damages from another party’s negligent actions may take legal action to recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries and other losses. 

Personal injury accidents can have deep and lasting effects on victims and their families, potentially affecting relationships, career opportunities, and countless other aspects of one’s life. While you may hesitate to pursue legal action, the physical, emotional, and financial losses you suffer can completely alter your current and future lifestyle and goals. When you partner with award-winning personal injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, you have access to experienced and knowledgeable advice and guidance. Before you make any decisions or talk with anyone about the accident (particularly insurance representatives), speak with our professionals to learn about your legal options.

How to Assign Liability in a Personal Injury Claim 

A critical component of a personal injury accident is determining who is responsible for your accident; in other words, which people or entities engaged in negligent or reckless behavior that caused your injuries. Your lawyer must gather the necessary evidence to establish the liability of these other people or entities. More than one party may be responsible for a personal injury incident, and proving this responsibility is a necessity to recover compensation and justice for your accident, injuries and other damages: 

Reasonable Duty of Care

An individual, organization or municipal entity has a responsibility to act with reasonable care toward others and the public; this is often referred to as the duty of care. For example, a store owner is in charge of the safety of those walking around the store. If there is a damaged floorboard, they must warn those entering the store of the danger and fix the issue as soon as possible.

Duty of Care Violation

When the responsible party violates its duty of care, it may be held accountable for the damages a person suffers from their violation. If the store owner does not warn or fix the broken floorboard and someone trips and falls, they may be liable for the injuries.

Violation Resulted in Damages 

Your lawyer must show that the duty of care violation resulted in the injuries and associated damages you suffered. This is accomplished through gathering and presenting evidence to support the claim. 

Our Lever & Ecker, PLLC, lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident, interview witnesses, work with appropriate experts, and collect evidence to support a strong claim. Our priority is your recovery and providing you with the best possible legal representation for your case.

Can I Use Surveillance Footage in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

Technological advancements have transformed our society and continue to offer many benefits. A major benefit is an increase in surveillance footage used in many public areas. Restaurants, shopping centers, and busy intersections often have cameras in case of accidents or dangerous circumstances. If you suffer a personal injury accident in an area with surveillance footage, the footage can help firmly establish your claim. However, individuals and organizations are generally not legally obligated to provide you with the footage. Many parties may feel hesitant to give video footage to a stranger, but they may feel more comfortable working with a lawyer or an investigator. 

A lawyer will have the resources and knowledge to skillfully negotiate and communicate with private individuals and organizations to secure surveillance footage and other evidence. Speak with your lawyer about potentially obtaining surveillance footage in support of your claim.

When to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney at Lever & Ecker, PLLC

Navigating the complexities of a personal injury accident without a lawyer places your rights and compensation at risk. The responsible party may try to twist your words and use defense strategies to disprove and defeat your claim. However, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will have the experience and resources to protect you throughout the legal proceedings.

Before making any decisions or accepting compensation offers from an insurance company, speak with a lawyer about your legal rights and options. The responsible party, perhaps through its insurance company, may entice you to accept a small sum of money, in an effort to stop you from recovering the compensation you deserve. Once you accept the offer and sign a release, your case is likely irretrievably concluded. Contact us as soon as possible.

Contact Lever & Ecker, PLLC, Lawyers for Experienced Legal Representation in Riverdale, New York

Your losses from a personal injury may result in significant life changes. With a severe injury, simple tasks can transform into major challenges. When you partner with the award-winning Lever & Ecker, PLLC, personal injury lawyers, you will have responsive and knowledgeable representation for your claim. With our 65+ years of combined experience, we understand the hardships a severe injury presents. We are prepared to go to trial if necessary to recover the compensation you deserve.

We treat our clients with integrity and will do everything possible to recover the best compensation for your claim. Schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers by calling (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632, or fill out our contact form today.

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