What to Do If You Are Injured as a Result of Someone Else’s Negligence
Suffering a serious injury due to someone else's negligence can be a traumatic experience. In such situations, it's important to understand your rights and take the necessary steps to protect yourself, including seeking compensation for your damages.
If you are injured in an accident or by the wrongful actions of another, you should try to take each of the following steps as soon as possible:
Proving Your Personal Injury Claim
As the person bringing the claim, or the “plaintiff,” you are the one responsible for proving your case.
There are several key elements you must prove to have a successful personal injury claim:
- Injury: First, you must prove that you sustained some type of injury.
- Damages: Next, you must prove that your injury resulted in damages, or various losses, such as medical expenses, lost income, or pain and suffering.
- Duty of Care: You’ll also need to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, meaning they had a legal responsibility to take and/or avoid certain actions in order to prevent foreseeable harm.
- Breach: Once you have established the duty of care, you must prove that the defendant breached this duty, typically by acting negligently or wrongfully (i.e., illegally) in some way.
- Causation: Lastly, you must show that there is a causal relationship between the defendant’s negligent or wrongful conduct and your injuries.
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