Were You Injured Due to a Family Member or Friend’s Negligence in New York?
Uploaded on: May 11, 2023
Duration: 2.35 Min

Video Description

Normally when small accidents happen on the properties of  family members or friends, people usually decide to resolve the matter privately — outside of the legal process. That’s because they value their relationships much more than recovering a small amount of money. However, if a fall results in hefty medical bills, future complications, lost wages, and further pain and suffering, legal action may be necessary. 

If you’ve taken a bad fall on a family member or friend’s property, and they won’t admit any fault for your injury and refuse to help out financially, a personal injury attorney can get you the compensation you deserve while avoiding much of the discomfort that comes with filing a claim against a friend or loved one.  The most important thing to remember is that since most people have a homeowner’s insurance policy, the money that you are awarded, if any, won’t be paid out of your friend or relative’s pocket but rather by the insurance company. And, your case may ultimately be settled out of court which means there’s a good chance you won’t have to face your opponent in the courtroom at all.

In proving a personal injury case, you will have to prove the elements of your legal action, which will be proving negligence within premises liability law. Those elements are:

  1. Your accident was caused by a hazardous condition on the property.
  2. Your friend or family member had reasonable knowledge of the hazardous condition beforehand.
  3. You didn’t know the hazardous condition existed and would not have reasonably discovered the hazard prior to your injury. And, Your friend or family member failed to warn you of the hazardous condition that they were aware of, and they did not fix it.

Proving these elements can be a very complex process from the research phase to strategically presenting persuasive arguments to an insurance company or in a court of law. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side.

Contact Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation regarding your fall down case. You’ll have a strong team of experienced lawyers on your side.

Read More: https://rosenblumlaw.com/personal-injury/ny/slip-fall/fall-at-friend-or-family/