Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Case

Fishkill Injury Attorney Serving Myers Corner, Beacon, Lagrangeville and Nearby Areas of Hudson Valley

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Woman suffering from personal injuries in New YorkProving liability, or legal fault, for your accident or injury is a crucial part of obtaining the justice and compensation that you deserve. Attorney Ira M. Maurer has been winning personal injury cases for over thirty years because he is unwavering in his efforts to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

If you were hurt due to the carelessness of someone else, you shouldn’t have to suffer from looming medical bills, loss of enjoyment, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other unexpected burdens. You deserve compensation for all of the ways that your injury has affected your life.

Proving legal fault is a massive step on your road to getting what you deserve for your case. It most accidents, at least one party is liable for injuries that occur.

Generally speaking, proving fault includes:

  • Establishing negligence: Individuals must take reasonable care to avoid injuring others. The definition of reasonable care can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the location of the accident. Mr. Maurer will examine every aspect of your case, looking for potentially negligent parties to bring to justice.
     
  • Determining the degree of fault: In most states, you can receive compensation even if you were partially responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. New York recognizes the pure comparative fault rule of liability, meaning that you can receive compensation even if you are 99% at fault. However, your recovery may be reduced by your degree of fault.
     
  • Finding other responsible parties: In many cases, you may be able to receive compensation from multiple at-fault parties. For example, if someone negligently injures someone else while working, the employer may also be responsible. For injuries caused by a defective product, the manufacturer and salesperson may be liable.

    More than one person can be held responsible if multiple parties were involved in the accident or incident that caused your injury, allowing you to potentially recover damages from any responsible individual.

The discussion of fault often centers on the idea of who was reasonably careful, and who was careless. People who behave carelessly and cause injury to others should be held responsible for their actions. By applying this basic rule to your case, Mr. Maurer will relentlessly pursue the full and fair compensation that you deserve for your suffering. Often, a reasonable argument that another party behaved negligently is enough to seek compensation.

Mr. Maurer offers free case evaluations to discuss the details of your injury and provide insight into your legal options. You deserve an attorney who will aggressively advocate for your best interests during this difficult time.

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, call The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC at 845-896-5295. Mr. Maurer proudly represents clients from Myers Corner, Beacon, LeGrangeville, Fishkill, and nearby areas of Hudson Valley, New York. We do not collect attorneys’ fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.