Being injured in an accident can cause your life to be turned upside down. Every 4 minutes, there is an auto accident in the state of Virginia. While this statistic can be a bit alarming, it should give you pause when it comes to staying out of harm’s way. In some cases, accidents are unavoidable due to the negligence of the other party. To receive the monetary compensation for the injuries you have sustained in a personal injury case, there are a number of things that have to be proven and here are some of them.
Duty of Care
One of the main things that has to be proven in a personal injury lawsuit is that the negligent party had a duty of care to the plaintiff. Duty of care is an implied responsibility and may be a bit difficult to prove in a court of law. In car accident personal injury cases, lawyers will argue that the negligent party had a duty of care to the other motorists on the road. If the car accident was caused by the defendant neglecting to take this duty of care seriously, then they could be liable for the injuries and damage their actions caused.
The Defendant Acted in a Blatantly Negligent Manner
Showing that the defendant in a personal injury case acted negligently is also important. Pinpointing what this negligence was and how it led to the injuries and damage done will require the help of a legal professional. Driving recklessly or driving while distracted can also be considered forms of negligence. With the help of a lawyer, you will be able to build a case and get the compensation needed to get your life back on track following an accident.
Causation Must Be Proven
While proving that duty of care negligence occurred is essential in a successful personal injury claim, it is usually not enough to get a favorable outcome. Showing that the injuries you have sustained were proximately caused by the negligent actions of the defendant is also necessary. Doing this will usually require statements from the medical professionals who are treating you for your injuries. Getting more than one written statement from a doctor stating how your injuries originated can be very helpful when trying to win a personal injury case.
Proving the Damages That Resulted From the Accident
The final thing you need to show is that you have suffered damages as a result of your accident. Having documentation regarding the time you have missed from work and the amount of medical bills that resulted from the accident is important. Your lawyer will be able to help you compile the paperwork needed to prove the losses you are claiming.
Don’t Delay, Call Hilton & Somer Today!
The last thing you want to do when dealing with injuries from an accident is to wait to speak to an attorney. Call Hilton & Somer, LLC today at 703-782-8349 to schedule your free consultation.