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NY Negligence Law Suit Attorney

NY Negligence Law Suit Attorney

Upstate New York Attorneys Helping Victims of Negligence

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 personal injury lawyers be well-respected and experienced in litigation.

Hacker Murphy Law has extensive courtroom experience in Upstate New York. In addition to specializing in Personal Injury Law for years, the attorneys of our award-winning law firm have earned the respect of their legal peers across New York State.

Do you have a Negligence Case?

Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment to speak with an injury attorney at one of our four convenient office locations:

Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:

Hacker Murphy – Helping People Receive Justice and Get Their Lives Back.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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