No one expects to be involved in a personal injury lawsuit, but every year, there are many thousands of people across the country injured in accidents due to someone else’s negligence.
For most of these people, it is the first time they have had to engage in legal action. As such, it is not surprising that many injury plaintiffs enter the process with misconceptions about what these claims entail.
Every state has its own set of product liability rules that allow people who have been injured by dangerous or defective products to seek damages from manufacturers. New York’s laws prohibit sellers and manufacturers from putting these types of inherently dangerous or defective products on the market. If you are hurt by a dangerous product, you must ensure you file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations if you wish to proceed.
All property owners are liable for slips and falls that occur on their interior or exterior stairs, just as they are with any other types of slip and fall accidents that occur on their premises. However, there are some additional elements associated with staircase accidents that you must consider before moving ahead with an injury claim.
After you have filed an auto accident lawsuit, your case will enter the pre-trial phase, which is dominated by the “discovery” process. Pretrial discovery involves both sides of the case exchanging information using procedures specifically designed for that purpose.