Are you one of the many New Yorkers whose job keeps you in your car or a work vehicle for much of your day? Were you recently injured in a car accident while on the job? If so, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses outside of pursuing workers’ compensation benefits. Wondering how?
The state of New York allows people who have suffered injuries in auto accidents resulting from another person’s negligence to seek monetary damages through legal means. To hold the individual or individuals responsible financially accountable for your losses, you may file a third-party claim against them in civil court. Potentially liable parties include:
- Other driver
- Government entity
- Car manufacturer
- Property owner
To file a personal injury claim, it is a matter of identifying the party or parties responsible, establishing negligence, documenting the damages you have suffered and filing your claim in court. Your case may be resolved in one of two ways: negotiation or litigation. Most injury cases are settled through the negotiations process. There are benefits to both sides by going that route. If, however, negotiations are getting you nowhere, going to court may be the only way to resolve the matter.
If you would like to seek additional compensation for damages sustained in a work-related car accident, legal counsel can help you take the proper steps to do just that. The combination of relief achieved through pursuing a civil claim as well as utilizing workers’ compensation benefits can certainly help you as you work to recover and move on. To learn more about how an attorney can assist you following a work-related auto accident, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.