Any injury (either physical or financial) that occurs because of another person’s neglect or carelessness is known as a “personal injury” in legal terms. For example, when a speeding trucker causes a serious truck accident, they can and should be held responsible for the injuries suffered by the victim(s).
Personal injuries can happen in a wide variety of situations, including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and product liability.
Personal injuries may be caused by car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, auto accidents or a variety of other incidents.
Elements of a Successful Personal Injury Case
Winning compensation in a personal injury case is often more complex than it appears. In order to be successful, your claim must contain the following elements:
- Presence of a duty – In legal terms, a “duty” is a standard of behavior that people owe each other. For instance, business owners have a duty to maintain the safety of their premises for visitors. You must prove that a duty exists in order to establish your case.
- Breach of the duty – You must also prove that the other party breached their duty of care to you. In a car accident case, this would involve proving that the other party drove recklessly and/or ignored traffic laws, breaching their duty to be a safe driver.
- Cause – This is the most crucial aspect of your claim. You need to prove that the other party’s breach of duty directly or indirectly caused your injuries. This is why having a skilled attorney on your side is invaluable; the cause must be linked in a way that leaves no room for doubt.
Every personal injury case is different. In order to maximize your chances of success, our dedicated personal injury attorneys at Shevin Law Firm will work with a team of medical experts, investigators, and other professionals to thoroughly investigate your accident, building the strongest possible case on your behalf.
If you have been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Please contact Shevin Law Firm today at (561) 409-0138 to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent personal injury victims in Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and throughout Florida.