In Bergen County, if you are injured as a result of the wrongdoing or negligence of another person or entity, you may have grounds for a personal injury case. Read further to see if you have a case, or call us at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P. C. for a free consultation. Since 1975, we have provided full-service, quality legal work for all of our clients.
Requirements Needed to Prove Negligence
To have a personal injury case, you will need to be able to prove by a preponderance of the evidence—meaning that it was more likely than not– that another person or entity was negligent. To do this, you will need to satisfy the following four criteria:
- You were owed a duty of reasonable care. Perhaps you were driving on the highway, shopping at the grocery store, or attending a friend’s backyard cookout. In these examples, it is reasonable to assume that you will be safe.
- This duty of care was breached. In general, the defendant owes you a duty to act reasonably and avoid injuring you. Examples of breaches of this duty can include driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which is unreasonable and unsafe for all parties involved.
- This breach is what caused your accident. Perhaps the drunk driver ran into your vehicle after running a red light.
- You must have been physically or emotionally injured in this accident, so mere property damage is not sufficient. You may have sustained a severe spinal cord injury in the above-referenced drunk driving accident.
Consult with an Experienced Attorney
Some personal injury accidents are relatively simple, but many others are more complex. At Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., we strongly advise that you consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following your accident. We’ll ensure that you understand any pending legal deadlines, the strengths and weaknesses of your claim, and the approximate financial value of it.
Nearly Half a Century of Successful Advocacy
We have aggressively pursued justice and maximum financial compensation for our injured clients. With decades of experience, extensive professional accolades, and a reputation for results, we are tireless advocates for justice. We handle each case from start to finish and leave no stone unturned in our effort to reach a successful outcome.
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If you have questions about whether or not you have a personal injury case, call Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. to schedule a zero-cost consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will never receive a legal bill unless you prevail in your case.