Have you been the victim of negligence? Has the negligence of another resulted in injury or death of someone you love?
New York State has laws that allow citizens to hold responsible parties accountable when negligence is proven.
What is Negligence?
Simply put, negligence is when one party fails to exercise care, or takes action that puts another at risk whether recklessly, intentionally and/or unintentionally. There is an implied responsibility for every individual person in society to use care to protect the safety and well-being of others.
The failure to exercise care expected of a person of ordinary prudence in protecting others from a risk of harm could render one liable for injuries. Negligence requires elimination of foreseeable and unreasonable risk but does not require the elimination of all risk. Evidence must be presented to substantiate negligence in order for there to be compensation.
Who Can Be Sued for Negligence?
As a general rule, any person or entity that fails to exercise reasonable care that results in injury to another may be held responsible for negligence. There are several ways to assign liability and compensation for damages when negligence has been proven.
Criminal Negligence and Civil Negligence Lawsuits in NY
Criminal negligence is prosecuted by law enforcement. When a party is found guilty of criminal negligence, a civil negligence suit may be also be pursued by a victim or their loved ones for monetary compensation. A civil suit may also be viable if a party is found not guilty of criminal negligence.
Behind it all is a person that has been injured. We have dedicated our careers to helping people receive the resources they need to live the life they would have lived, had it not been for the negligence of another.
If you feel that you or a loved one has been the victim of negligence, we are here to help.
Contact Us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
How to Hire the Right Law Firm for a Negligence Lawsuit
A negligence lawsuit will require a high level of expertise, ample resources to facilitate research and prepare for trial discovery, witness testimony, evidence and pre-trial preparation. But it doesn’t stop there. The law firm you choose will be required to build the case and because they will interact with expert witnesses, juries and judges, it is important that your lawyers be well-respected and experienced in litigation.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law has extensive courtroom experience in Upstate New York since 1898. In addition to specializing in Personal Injury Law for more than 110 years, the attorneys of our award-winning law firm have earned the respect of their legal peers across New York State.
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