New York has a lot to offer, and in areas like Mahopac, people enjoy spending their time with friends and relatives, exploring the area and having get-togethers. In many cases, people leave their homes on a daily basis, driving to work, school or events.
Sadly, people are often put in harm’s way when they leave home because some drivers aren’t as careful as they should be. From the teen who is learning to drive and forgets to check their mirrors to the busy business professional checking emails while driving, there are many dangers on the roads.
If you’re involved in an accident with someone who wasn’t paying attention, you may wonder how you can prove that their inattention was at fault. Fortunately, as the victim, you’re not necessarily the person who has to prove that the other person is to blame. You will make a statement giving details on how you believe the crash happened, and the police will go on to investigate. Keep in mind that it is vital to review the police report to make sure you’re not put at fault, especially if you didn’t get a chance to make a statement due to injuries or other issues.
Your attorney’s job is to step in and help you take care of legal matters while you focus on recovery. Your attorney will reach out to witnesses and the insurance company, focusing on getting you a settlement offer that is fair based on the situation. In worst-case scenarios, your attorney will be able to represent you as you seek compensation at trial.