When an individual gets injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, they may wonder whether they have a basis for a personal injury lawsuit. It is important in any injury case for the victim of the negligence to prove that the property owner did not maintain a safe property. The injured party is required to show that the property owner knew or should have known about dangerous conditions and failed to resolve them, ultimately resulting in the accident that caused a serious injury.
Though fulfilling the burden of proof may seem like a daunting task to some, there are several ways in which an individual can prove that the property owner was negligent. It is always beneficial for the injured party to take pictures of the dangerous conditions before leaving the scene of the accident. Of course, this may not always be possible but if it is, it is incredibly helpful in proving negligence.
Another important factor in fulfilling the burden of proof may include obtaining the contact information and speaking with any witnesses to the accident. In addition, depending on where the accident took place, the injured party may be able to obtain surveillance video footage of the accident occurring.
If you have been the victim of another person’s negligence, contact our firm today.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in regards to a personal injury or workers’ compensation case in New York City, please contact The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands and we would be happy to assist you.