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How can you prove negligence caused your car accident?

If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you may be wondering how you can ever pick up the pieces and move forward. Even a seemingly minor car accident can result in significant financial loss, damage to your personal property, painful injuries and medical bills you may not be able to pay on your own. This is overwhelming, but there could be legal options available to you.

You could have grounds to file a civil claim if your accident was the result of negligence. Through this process, you may be able to claim compensation for your losses. Victims of negligent driving do not have to suffer alone, but they can take immediate action to start building a case and gathering what they need to validate their claims of negligence. 

A strong case

You may be certain that you are the victim of negligence, but you may not be sure how you can prove it. The legal principle of negligence depends on the premise that people owe others a certain duty not to act in ways that could lead to harm. It's not always easy to build a case over a negligent driver, but if the following factors are present, this could be an option for you:

  • The at-fault party obvious owed you a certain duty of care.
  • There was an obvious breach of this duty of care.
  • The breach of duty is clearly the cause of the accident that left you injured.
  • It was foreseeable that the at-fault party's actions would lead to harm.
  • This person's actions caused obvious and significant harm.

In the context of a car accident, a New York driver owes the other people on the road a certain duty of care. This includes making smart choices and not doing things that would place others at unnecessary risk. Personal injury cases are time sensitive, which is why it is beneficial for a person to act quickly to move forward with this process. 

What can you get through your claim?

The types of damages and the amount of compensation available to you depends on the details of your individual case. Every case is different, but you may be able to secure recovery for your medical bills, damage to your personal property and more. An assessment of your case can help you see what you may be able to get through your claim. Another person's negligence may have caused you harm, but you have the right to fight for what you need to get better and move forward.

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