Proving Negligence in New York City

What many people seem to be surprised about when it comes to personal injury matters is that they actually have to prove that the party that caused the accident was negligent and that this negligence resulted in their injuries. This process is referred to as “fulfilling the burden of proof” in legal terms. The burden of proof is on the injured party, meaning that they are responsible for collecting evidence to show that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions and failed to fix them in a timely manner and that this negligence caused the accident and injuries.

One of the ways in which an individual can prove that a property owner was negligent is by taking pictures or videos of the scene of the accident before the leave to receive medical treatment, if necessary. Of course, this may not always be possible but it is the safest bet when it comes to proving that a hazardous condition was present. This way, the property owner does not have time to remove or resolve the dangerous conditions that caused the accident, which often is an issue when the injured party tries to go back later and take pictures.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you collect evidence for your case. Contact our firm today.

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