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Determining Fault in an Auto Accident


Who is at fault for your injuries?

If you were recently injured, you have a right to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. However, for your claim to be successful, you must determine who is at fault. At Brown, Novick & McKinley Attorneys at Law, we have more than 80 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. We have in-depth understanding of NJ law and we know how to gather evidence and determine liability in even the toughest and most complex cases.

When you choose our firm to represent you, you speak and work directly with a skilled NJ accident lawyer. We realize that no two injury cases are the same. Whether you were in an auto accident or a slip and fall accident, we tailor our approach to meet your needs. To schedule a free consultation and speak to one of our highly qualified attorneys, contact us online.

Proving negligence

The cornerstone of almost all personal injury cases is proving the existence of negligence. However, depending on the complexity of your case, this may not be as simple as it sounds. In order to prove negligence, you must establish the following four basic elements:

  • Duty of care: First, you must establish that the defendant had a duty of care towards you.
  • Breach of duty: The defendant is liable for your injuries if they breached the duty of care owed to you. Proving that the duty of care has been breached is accomplished by showing that the defendant failed to show reasonable care by act or omission.
  • Causation: With the help of a NJ accident attorney, you must show that had it not been for the defendant’s action or inaction, you would not have suffered an injury.
  • Actual damages: Lastly, you must be able to show that the defendant’s breach of duty caused actual damages to you.

At Brown, Novick & McKinley Attorneys at Law, our accident lawyers in NJ are prepared to explore every option and use innovative strategies to uncover who caused your accident.

For aggressive legal help in Woodbury, NJ

When injury victims seek our help, we act quickly. We understand how important it is for you and your family to obtain compensation, and our dedicated team of lawyers works hard to find out who is responsible for your accident. To schedule a free consultation and speak to one of our experienced attorneys, call 866-942-4909 or contact us online.

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