Poughkeepsie Personal Injury Lawyers
Serving Throughout Dutchess County
If you have been injured in an accident in Poughkeepsie or Dutchess County, count on the skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Ingber & Provost to get you a full and fair amount of compensation to deal with your injuries and the challenges you must face due to someone else’s negligent behavior. Our comprehensive Poughkeepsie personal injury practice includes representation of injury victims across a wide range of injuries and accidents, including:
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Birth Injuries
- Food Poisoning
- Wrongful Death
Proving Negligence in Dutchess County is What We Do
Proving a case of negligence, whether in a Poughkeepsie car accident, slip and fall, or other Dutchess County injury accident, requires proving the same four elements: Duty, Breach, Causation and Damages.
Duty – Every person owes a duty of reasonable care to others in some fashion. For instance, car drivers must use ordinary care when driving to pay attention to traffic, obey traffic laws, and avoid distracted driving. Property owners owe a duty to people on their property to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, warning of dangers and repairing hazardous conditions. Doctors owe a duty to their patients to practice with the care and competence expected of other doctors in their field. Bus drivers owe a duty of reasonable care to other drivers on the road, and an even higher duty to their passengers as common carriers.
Breach – Part of every negligence case involves proving that the defendant breached a duty of care of owed to the plaintiff. This involves proving the relationship between plaintiff and defendant to show that a duty existed, and proving the facts that show defendant failed to perform that duty through lack of care or misconduct.
Causation – One of the most complicated aspects of negligence cases is proving that the breach of duty is what caused the accident. This may seem simple, but it often isn’t. Other factors such as superseding or intervening causes can be said to break the chain of causation and be the true cause of the accident or injury. With over 40 years of combined experience handling negligence cases in Dutchess County, our Poughkeepsie personal injury attorneys understand how to apply the proper legal principles to prove causation in even the most complex situations.
Damages – An injury victim is entitled to recover compensation for a host of what are known as damages. These include costs and expenses such as present and future doctor bills, and lost income due to missed work or permanent disability. Damages also include compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of quality of life, and loss of marital companionship or services to the family. Valuing these damages and proving them requires a thorough understanding of the injury and the present and future needs of the plaintiff. Our experience handling serious car accidents in Poughkeepsie and other personal injury cases enables us to argue for and justify the maximum amount of compensation on your behalf.
Injured by Negligence in Dutchess County? Call Our Poughkeepsie Personal Injury Lawyers Today!
If you have been injured by the negligence of another in Dutchess County, call Ingber & Provost at 845-733-2720 for a no-cost consultation with a skilled and experienced Poughkeepsie personal injury attorney dedicated to obtaining an excellent result for you.