When someone gets injured on another person’s property in New York City, they may wonder what their legal options are. Many accidents result in serious injuries as well as the high medical bills, lost wages, and other financial expenses that come with them. When an injured party wishes to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the party whose negligence caused them to become injured, they will need to fulfill the burden of proof. Fulfilling the burden of proof is really just compiling evidence that shows the property owner failed to maintain a safe property and that their negligence resulted in the accident.
What type of evidence should I collect for my accident case?
There are many ways in which an individual can fulfill the burden of proof. The best way is to always have photographic evidence. If it is at all possible, the injured party or someone they are with should be sure to take pictures or videos of the scene of the accident and the dangerous conditions that are present before leaving that location. Of course, this may not always be possible. In some cases, it may be possible for the injured party to obtain surveillance footage of the accident taking place. If there are any witnesses present, it may be beneficial to get their contact information so they can make a statement later on.
How can evidence help me recover compensation?
Fulfilling the burden of proof can be a challenge in some situations, but it is important that you do so because this can be the only way you are able to recover additional compensation in your accident case. Once you are able to prove that you were injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you may be eligible for both economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages may include any out-of-pocket expenses you had to endure as a result of the accident, such as medical bills, lost wages, the need to hire in-home care, and more. Non-economic damages may include emotional distress caused by the accident, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of independence, and more.
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The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.