How To File a Lawsuit Against a Company
If you are injured because of the negligence or deliberate actions of a private company, you have the legal right to sue them and demand compensation for your injuries as well as any other losses you might have incurred. Here’s a look at how to file a lawsuit against a company.
What Kind of Lawsuits Can You File against a Private Company in New York?
If you get injured on the premises of a private company due to a hazardous condition, you might be able to sue them for damages. This is because the company has a duty to provide a safe environment for its customers and visitors. If they fail to do so, and if a customer or visitor gets injured as a result, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries.
If you get injured by a defective product, you might be able to file a product liability claim against the company that manufactured it – as well as several other parties in the chain of distribution including the wholesaler, distributor, and retailer – depending on the circumstances.
The circumstances under which you can file a product liability claim against a company include:
- If the company manufactured a product which was inherently dangerous (due to defective design or an error in the manufacturing process)
- If the company failed to put in the necessary safeguards or add features that would have made the product safe to use
- If the company failed to warn the customers about the possible risks associated with the product or failed to provide instructions on how to safely assemble, use, and store the product in question
If you are injured by a person who is employed by a private company, you might be able to hold the company vicariously liable for your injuries. For instance, if you are injured by a commercial truck driver, rideshare service driver, or a food delivery driver, you might be able to sue the company they work for and recover damages. This can substantially increase your case value.
How do you Sue a Private Company in New York?
The process of suing a private company is quite similar to suing a private individual. First and foremost, you need to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer and find out whether you actually have a case against the company in question. If you do have a case, the lawyer will take the following steps to recover damages from the company.
- Investigating your case to find out if there are other parties (apart from the company itself) that can be held liable and gathering the evidence needed to prove their liability
- Sending a demand letter to the company
- Negotiating with the company to settle the claim out of court
- Filing a lawsuit against the company in civil court
- Engaging in pre-trial negotiations with the company
- Jury trial (potentially)
- Appealing the verdict in the appellate court (if your lawyer believes that the verdict is unfair or if the jury trial itself was not fair)
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