Maximize the Value of Your Injury Case
Personal injury cases can sometimes involve allegations from the negligent party that somehow you caused your own injury through your own negligence. A skilled personal injury attorney will help you cut through the baseless allegations of the defense and maximize the value of your injury case.
In some states, they utilize a system by the name of comparative negligence. Make sure to check your local negligence law before assuming it’s the same as this example. This means as far as your pain and suffering go in a personal injury case, if the other party is more than 50 percent negligent than you can receive damages for pain and suffering for that percentage of your pain and suffering. As for your economic damages such as lost wages, many of these same states are considered a pure comparative negligence state. This means you can receive compensation for whatever percentage that the other party is at fault even if it is below 50 percent. So if a company or negligent party tells you that you have no case because part of the injury may be your fault, then you need to contact an injury lawyer that knows the law and will fight for everything that you deserve.
Injured by Someone Else’s Negligence?
Have you been injured because of another person’s negligence? You need to consult a skilled lawyer to help you recover the damages that you have been subjected to. A lot of people talk about negligence and personal injury cases, but they don’t really know what the legal standard is for proving negligence in a personal injury case. If someone has caused harm to you then you must prove (1) that the person who caused the harm had a duty of care with respect to the activity that they were in when they injured you; (2) that the person breached or violated that duty of care; (3) that the person proximately caused the harm to you; and (4) that you incurred damages as a result of the persons breach of their duty. When a personal injury case happens it might be easier, instead of thinking of the four negligence elements, to instead think of your case in terms of liability and damages. First, did the negligent party causing your personal injury cause your injury? If so, this is the liability portion of your case. The other portion of your case is the amount of damages that you sustained. Medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages are some of the reasons for compensation. Personal injury cases can be difficult to prove and you can usually benefit by consulting with an experienced law firm.