After most accidents, you must prove somebody else's negligence to recover damages. While some injuries are results of intentional acts, most are results of carelessness. A moment's inattention can result in serious injuries, and the party responsible for those injuries should bear the financial burden of them. To prove a person or entity's negligence, your attorney will need to show that the defendant owed a duty of care, the defendant breached this duty, and the breach caused injuries or death.
For example, after a truck accident, you may need to show that the truck driver and trucking company failed to use reasonable care and thereby caused injuries. A truck driver might breach the duty to use reasonable care by overloading the vehicle and speeding. Overloading a commercial vehicle can result in the truck tipping over, particularly when going fast or driving around curves. A trucking company that fails to use reasonable care when employing truck drivers, such as by failing to conduct a background check or properly train a truck driver, may also contribute to an accident.
In other accidents, a property owner may be to blame. It is important to retain a New York City personal injury attorney who will investigate all of the potential causes of the acci