Personal Injury Law – Negligence
Most injuries caused by various types of accidents fall under an area of personal injury law that is governed by negligence law. The basic elements of negligence are:
- A legal duty. This means that someone was supposed to either do something or not do something in order to keep other people safe.
- Breach. This means that a person failed to live up to the required duty.
- Cause. The breach has to have caused injury or damage.
- Damage. There must be damage to property or injury to a person – if there is no harm caused by the negligence, there is no right to any recovery
Depending on the specific facts of your situation, proving these elements may be difficult and complicated. Nonetheless, as an accident victim, it is critical that you are able to secure the necessary compensation to pay outstanding medical bills and repair or replace your damaged car as soon as possible. Furthermore, it is only fair that you are compensated for the physical and emotional damage caused by the negligence of another. This is why having the leverage of an experienced accident law firm that can help fight for your rights against at fault parties and their insurance companies is so important.