Personal Injury in New York — Who Is at Fault?

Proving negligence to support your claim

At the personal injury law firm of Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP, we know the heart of every successful personal injury claim is the proof of negligence. As a firm whose practice is dedicated to helping injured people, we have decades of experience in digging for facts to find out who is negligent — and making them pay for the harm that negligence caused.

A step-by-step process

Your Brooklyn injury lawyer at Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP leaves no stone unturned in determining what happened and who is responsible, whether you live in New York City, on Long Island or upstate. Each and every detail may be relevant to valuing your case and making sure that you get every penny of compensation you deserve. Proving negligence is a step-by-step process that includes:

  • Determining what legal responsibility the defendant (the person who caused the accident) has towards you
  • Looking to see if the defendant could or should have foreseen an accident. For example, did a shop owner know that the ripped carpet at the store’s entrance could have caused someone to trip?
  • Finding out if the defendant could have done something to prevent the accident. If the shop owner had cordoned off the area or repaired the ripped carpet, would the accident have been prevented?
  • Lastly, did the negligence cause you to be injured? Did you trip on the ripped carpet and break your hip as a result?

While the example of the ripped carpet illustrates a case of premises liability, the legal theory applies to every type of personal injury, whether a car accident, a case of medical malpractice or an injury caused by a defective product. Making sure that we can prove negligence — and thereby, liability — is the basis for successful personal injury claims.

Once we have established who is at fault, we build a strategically solid case supported by facts and, in many cases, the testimony of medical, life-planning, financial and other experts. It is the goal of your Brooklyn, NY personal injury attorney at Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP to make sure that you recover all damages, allowing you to heal while providing you and your family with financial security.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation

With more than 62 years of combined experience, our injury lawyers serving Brooklyn, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island and all of New York can help you prove your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 718.745.0880. We can meet you at your home or in the hospital. We speak Spanish, French, French and Portuguese.