The effects of an accident can be significant. Most personal injury cases hinge on whether the person who caused the plaintiff's personal injuries was exercising reasonable care. When a New York resident fails to behave with the standard of care that an ordinary person would have exercised in similar circumstances, it can be said that he or she was negligent.
If a New York resident is injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident caused by someone else's negligent behavior, they may have been told by loved ones to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. However, not many know what a personal injury suit is and the basics surrounding it.