When someone else is responsible for causing your injuries and you have suffered damages, you may have a personal injury case. One reason why injury victims do not contact an attorney for help is that they are unsure whether they have grounds for a personal injury case.
If you have doubts about your eligibility to file a case, or you need legal advocacy you can rely on, our personal injury lawyer can work with you. We will help you explore your legal options further.
You May Have a Personal Injury Case if Negligence Was Involved
For you to have a personal injury case, we will need to prove that another party was the cause of your accident. We can prove another party’s liability by establishing the four elements of negligence. These include:
You Were Owed a Duty of Care
The liable party must have had an obligation or duty of care to keep you safe. This means following the law and not taking actions that could risk anyone else’s safety.
For instance, property owners have a duty to ensure their premises are safe at all times for invited guests and patrons. Similarly, motorists on the roadways must operate their vehicles safely to keep passengers and other motorists on the roads out of harm’s way.
That Duty of Care Was Breached
Next, your lawyer must show that the at-fault party somehow breached their duty of care. For instance, property owners who fail to make necessary repairs, put up warning signs of potential hazards, or otherwise neglect their premises breach their duty of care. Similarly, motorists that drive drunk, distracted, drowsy, or aggressively may be breaching their obligation to keep other individuals out of harm’s way.
This Breach Caused Your Damages or Injuries
It is important to note that the liable party’s breach in their duty of care must have been the direct cause of your accident and the injuries that you sustained. For the at-fault party to be responsible for your damages, we will need to prove that they caused the accident.
Suppose property owners received notice of a broken stairway for multiple months and failed to make necessary repairs. Then, a tenant subsequently broke their leg due to the broken stairway. In that case, the property owner would face liability for the victim’s damages.
You Suffered Considerable Injuries or Compensatory Losses
Finally, your personal injury lawyer will need to show that you suffered significant injuries or damages due to the defendant’s breach of the duty of care. For instance, someone who was involved in a drunk driving accident may find themselves with the following losses:
- Extensive medical bills
- Property damage
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Considerable lost income and other job-related damages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and distress
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What Does Our Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
When you retain a personal injury lawyer from our firm, we will handle tasks such as:
- Speaking with all other parties involved in your case, including the insurance company and the liable party’s lawyer
- Gathering evidence to prove liability
- Keeping you updated on the status of your case
- Interviewing witnesses and hiring expert witnesses
- Advising you on your legal options
We understand how challenging it can be to recover from any kind of personal injury accident. Leave your case to us so you have time to recover physically and emotionally.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents Our Firm Handles
When unsure whether you have grounds for a personal injury case, consider the various types of accidents that could warrant legal action. Some of the types of cases our firm handles include:
- Car accidents
- Therapist abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Clergy abuse
These are only a few examples of incidents that may have grounds for legal action. Contacting an attorney is a risk-free way to find out what legal options apply to you and how to demand justice for your suffering.
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When another party’s negligence or misconduct causes your injuries, you can make them pay. As long as your lawyer can show how significantly your injuries have impacted your life, you could win compensation for your suffering.
Find out more about what is next for your personal injury case when you reach out to the team at Jenner Law. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and are happy to answer any questions you have. Get started on your case by contacting our personal injury team today.