If you have been recently hurt in an accident, you may be wondering if you can file a claim. The first step to filing a personal injury claim is identifying the liable party. This is the person or people who are at fault for your accident. To learn more about this process, please keep reading. We would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation if you want the help of a Queens injury lawyer.
How Do We Identify the Liable Party?
In the collection of evidence from the scene of your accident, your lawyer is going to be able to piece together a story that will support the claim that your accident was caused by someone else.
For instance, if we were to collect photos from the scene of a car accident, we can assess the positions of the cars, skid marks, and injuries to figure out what caused the accident.
Sometimes we are lucky enough to be able to collect CCTV footage of an accident to be able to specifically see the cause of the accident. We have had cases where we pulled CCTV footage for accidents to be able to clearly prove that our client was not at fault for the accident.
Essentially, we need to gather enough proof against the alleged liable party to prove that they are responsible for your damages.
Is the Liable Party Going to Give Me Compensation?
The liable party is responsible for the damages that they caused you. That person may be the driver of the other car in your accident, the owner of the property you fell on, or a dog owner whose dog attacked you. While they are responsible for your damages, they are not personally financially going to compensate you. That is what insurance is for.
Their insurance company is going to be responsible for fulfilling your compensation award. They certainly do not want to give you any money, but with the help of a dedicated lawyer, you can have the best chance of getting full compensation and full justice.
Call Our Queens Injury Lawyers Today
Please do not hesitate to contact our Queens accident lawyers. While you may be fairly sure you know who the liable party is, you cannot bring a claim without proof. You may also not bring your claim past three years after the date of your accident as per the New York State personal injury statute of limitations.