If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for injuries you suffered in an accident, you have to prove your injuries were caused by negligence.
This occurs when someone acts in a reckless or careless manner and causes others to suffer injuries. Examples of negligence include reckless driving or manufacturing a dangerous drug or defective product.
There are four elements of negligence you have to establish in order to file a personal injury claim and have a chance to obtain compensation:
- Duty of care – This means the defendant had a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent injuries to other people. For example, drivers must follow traffic laws to prevent accidents that could cause other drivers to suffer injuries.
- Breach of duty of care – This occurs when an individual does not fulfill the responsibilities of his or her duty of care. For instance, when a property owner fails to clean up a spill and a guest slips and falls, a duty of care was breached.
- Breach of duty of care caused you harm – You must prove the breach of the duty of care was the primary cause of your injuries. This can be tough because insurance companies and attorneys for the defense will assert that your injuries were caused by something else.
- Your injuries caused damages – You have to show that your injuries resulted in physical, financial or emotional damages. This could include medical bills, lost wages or emotional trauma.
The more facts and documentation you have, the better your chances of proving negligence. That is why you should work with an experienced personal injury attorney on your claim.
The Nye Law Group’s personal injury claim lawyers in Savannah, GA and other great southern states have years of experience gathering evidence and investigating negligence. We also have a long track record of obtaining fair compensation for people who have been injured by another person’s negligence.
Our attorneys offer a free, no obligation legal consultation and do not charge legal fees unless your claim has a favorable outcome.
Call us today at 855-856-4212 or live chat with a representative.