How is the burden of proof involved in personal injury cases?

When individuals become injured in some kind of accident, they may wish to hold another party liable for the incident that occurred. In order to do so, they will have to fulfill the burden of proof for this case. By fulfilling the burden of proof, they may be able to show that an opposing party is liable for the accident that occurred and the injuries that they have suffered from.An attorney can gather evidence from the scene to support the burden of proof and be used in the case. For these situations, it is best to take pictures of the scene. Try to get these pictures taken before the hazard is removed. This can help support your case. Personal injury cases can hold you responsible for proving the negligence of a property owner’s negligence and proving this negligence lead to your accident.

Are property owners responsible?

As a property owner, you want to make sure that your property is in good condition. If you own a store, you should make sure that aisles are clean from any hazards. Also, you should be checking on the sidewalk outside of your property. Often times, property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe environment on the sidewalk that is adjacent to their property. Property owners can be held responsible for failing to maintain a safe premises for those that will walk on it. They must take the proper steps to remove any hazards present and to keep their property clean for people to walk through. If property owners fail to keep a safe premises, they may be held accountable for an accident that occurs and for the injuries that someone who has suffered from as a result of this accident. If a property owner knew or should have reasonably known about a hazard present and did not take the proper steps to remove it, they may be held responsible for an accident that occurred. This can cause them to pay damages to an injured party. As long as the injured party is able to fulfill the burden of proof, the property owner may be deemed responsible.

Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.

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