New Year’s Eve is notorious for injuries, car accidents, drunk driving citations, and worse. Each year on December 31st we say goodbye to the last year and hello to a new year and everything it will bring. This is a time of celebration and being with loved ones, however, it is also a time of year when there is a heightened risk of personal injury. There are numerous factors that may contribute to an injury or accident on New Year’s Eve. Regardless of how careful you are, chances are, you know someone who was injured or involved in an accident. In the event your New Year’s celebration caused personal injury to someone else, it is imperative you understand your rights and how to proceed. We know you certainly didn’t mean to cause another person harm, especially on this evening of celebrating. Unfortunately, accident do happen and poor decision-making can lead to life-changing accidents.
If you or someone you love caused another party-goer or driver personal injury, please contact Rad Law Firm today. On the other side, if you were injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please give us a call. We understand how stressful and overwhelming these types of charges are and are therefore committed to protecting your rights. Accidents happen and mistakes are made, but it is how you choose to deal with the repercussions that will really matter. In the event you would like to seek compensation for your losses, it is imperative you understand the process and what to expect. Taking a personal injury case to court may seem daunting, and it is. This is why it is so important you understand the process and what steps must be taken immediately following a personal injury accident. Regardless of what side of the lawsuit you are on, having a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer by your side will make all the difference in the world. In the event your actions caused someone else personal injury on New Year’s Eve, please keep the following in mind:
● Hire an attorney right away – If you are facing a personal injury lawsuit in the new year, the first thing you should do is retain the services of an attorney. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the case, your attorney me be able to strike any invalid assertions from the record. There are numerous reasons this may occur, such as if the plaintiff is filing an overstated pain and suffering claim or has over calculated their loss of future wages. While this may not get the case dismissed entirely, it can lead to a reevaluation, which could benefit you in the end.
● Determine if there was a duty of care – In order for a plaintiff to successfully bring a personal injury claim to court, they must be able to prove the person responsible for their injuries (you) had a reasonable duty of care that they failed to perform.
● Prove the plaintiff was responsible for their own injuries – If you are unable to prove that you were not obligated to perform a duty of care, the next step may be looking into whether the injured party was actually responsible for their own injuries. Technicalities matter greatly here and can make a huge difference in the particulars of the claim.
If your New Year’s celebration resulted in another individual’s injury, please contact Rad Law Firm today so we can get started on your case.