Accidents happen in New York every day, and unfortunately, many of them lead to significant injuries. Car crashes, on-the-job accidents, and other incidents can cause serious medical issues such as brain injuries, broken bones, neck and spine injuries, and more.
Construction sites often prove to be dangerous and can lead to catastrophic injuries. While New York state labor laws and safety regulations are supposed to make construction job sites safe for workers, poor safety standards, unsafe job sites, and unsafe practices and/or neglecting to address safety concerns continue to be a leading cause of construction site accidents.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
In the blink of an eye, a driver’s inattention or error in judgment can turn your trip home or to the grocery store into a nightmare. Serious auto crashes can cause painful and debilitating injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, neck and spine injuries, broken bones, and internal trauma.
Every year, there are millions of products recalled in the United States, ranging from automobiles to food processors and just about everything in between. There are countless injuries that occur annually as a result of defective and dangerous products.
Slip and falls and trip and falls on public private property or while on a business premises can leave you or your loved one with catastrophic, life-altering injuries. For this reason, New York law requires property owners who allow or invite others to come onto their property to take certain measures to keep their property safe and free from fall hazards.
The effects of Catastrophic injuries can leave victims significantly impaired, requiring long-term medical care, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation. For accidents that result in catastrophic injuries, including death, victims and their loved ones often pursue a personal injury claim and settlement to cover current and future medical expenses as well as lost income and pain and suffering.
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If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident and wish to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, you must prove that party’s liability. However, the evidence you need to collect and the strategies you employ to prove liability often varies depending on the defendant.
Below is an overview of several examples of defendants in an auto accident case and liability issues that could arise for each of them.