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Q:
What evidence do I need to support my claim for damages following a New York breach of contract?

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When pursuing a breach of contract claim in New York, a plaintiff to the action must demonstrate damages with reasonable certainty. Speculation alone will not hold up in court. As a result, plaintiffs must provide evidence that supports their claim for damages in addition to proving that the breach of contract occurred. A knowledgeable New York breach of contract attorney can help you determine what evidence you need to support your claim.

The type of evidence that you should gather for your action varies depending on the unique facts and circumstances surrounding the breach. Examples of some forms of evidence that may help in your efforts to prove damages in a New York breach of contract claim include:

  • Receipts from expenditures resulting directly from the New York breach of contract.
  • Photographs of actual losses.
  • Copies of purchase orders relating to the breach.
  • Based on known reliable factors, calculate the fair market value of your losses.
  • A copy of the contract outlining payment terms.

In New York, the courts will require that plaintiffs provide sufficient evidence to support their claim for damages in order to protect defendants from vague claims based around speculation. In order to make your claim for damages with the correct degree of certainty, it is vital that you consult an experienced breach of contract lawyer for guidance. To learn more about pursuing damages following a contract breach, contact a New York business litigation attorney today. Call our office at (888) 497-3410 for a consultation.