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Car accident attorneys use the rules of evidence for you

Being injured in a car accident is no small thing. Depending on the severity of the wreck, you could wind up with serious injuries that cause you extensive pain and suffering, force you to miss work and thereby lose your wages, and encumber you with overwhelming medical expenses. These damages can take a toll, leaving you stressed and concerned about how you and your family will get by.

If your harm was caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to recover compensation for your harm by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. To win on such a claim, you must prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the other driver owed you a duty, he or she breached that duty, and the breach caused the accident in question and your harm. Proving negligence isn't always easy, though, and there are often many moving pieces to a case.

This is most commonly seen when evidentiary issues arise. Like we discussed on the blog a few weeks ago, hearsay can prove either helpful or harmful to your case depending on your knowledge of the legal rules that pertain to it and how to use them to your advantage. Other evidentiary issues may come up during a personal injury lawsuit case, including expert testimony, witness credibility, and authentication of physical evidence.

At Chiariello & Chiariello, our attorneys know the ins and outs of evidentiary and trial rules, as well as the intricacies of New York law. This means that we know how to use these rules to our clients' advantage and to protect their case. We sit down with our clients and discuss any potential issues that may arise and work with them to minimize a case's weaknesses while highlighting its strengths. We vigorously fight for our clients so that they hopefully can stand in a position to recover the compensation they need. Those who wish to learn more about our firm, our experience, and our record of success in motor vehicle accident cases should explore our website.

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