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What it Takes to Prove Your Personal Injury Case

What it Takes to Prove Your Personal Injury Case

Personal injury cases hinge on the concept of negligence. In order to bring a successful lawsuit against the party responsible for your accident, injury, and damages, you must show the court that the other party was negligent.

Simply put, proving negligence is a three-step process involving duty of care, breach of duty of care, and proximate cause.

In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff holds the burden of proof. This means you, the injured party, is responsible to demonstrate that someone else (the liable party) caused your damages. This process starts with “duty of care,” a legal concept that assumes the defendant is somehow responsible for the well-being of the plaintiff.

For example, a truck driver might owe duty of care to motorists. Reckless driving breaches this obligation by placing other motorists at risk of injury or death.

In a personal injury case, the final step in proving negligence is causation. Once you show that the other party breached duty of contract, you must draw a correlation between the liable party’s actions (or lack of action) and your injury.

Gathering Evidence to Prove Your Case

With the help of a lawyer, you can create a strong case in favor of your claim or lawsuit. Collecting the right evidence is an integral part of this process, including medical documents, pictures of the accident scene, and more. Useful evidence for your case might include:

  • Statements from eyewitnesses
  • Police reports from the accident
  • Medical records of your treatment
  • Documentation of missed wages

When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, your first priority is seeking appropriate medical attention for your injuries. Then, contact a lawyer to discuss your legal options and rights. At Biren Law Group, we are committed to providing the skilled and aggressive legal counsel our clients need to obtain compensation.

With more than 35 years of experience, we are confident in our ability to help you. Contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys today for more information.

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