Posted by Gurjit Srai In Personal Injury February 5, 2024 0 Comment

Just because you were injured because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, it does not mean that party or their insurance carrier will automatically or easily settle your claim and pay you the full damages you deserve. You will need to prove negligence by showing that the at fault party, referred to as the defendant, had a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused you (the plaintiff) to suffer injuries.

These steps may be easier than they sound. To increase your chances of getting the full monetary compensation you are entitled to, you should consult an experienced Central Valley personal injury attorney to handle your claim.

Steps Involved in Proving Negligence

Duty: The first step you need to prove is that the defendant had a legal duty to exercise reasonable care towards you. For instance, drivers have a duty to follow all the rules of the road and drive safely.

Breach: The second step is to prove that the defendant breached this duty by not acting with reasonable care. For instance, if a driver runs a stop sign and caused a crash.
Causation: The third step is to prove that this breach caused your injuries and damages. For instance, if the crash caused you to suffer a broken arm or back injuries.

Damages: The last step is to prove that you suffered damages as a result of the defendant’s breach. Damages include past and future medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

Proving each of these damages can be complicated and may require you to gather significant evidence and use complex legal analysis. Having an experienced and skilled Central Valley accident lawyer who specializes in this type of law can help ensure your case is properly handled and you get the full damages you deserve.

Communicating With Your Attorney

Effectively communicating with your attorney is very important to a successful relationship, which in turn will impact the outcome of your accident case. You need to have confidence in your legal representation. Your attorney will also need to have all the information from you to properly handle your case and get you the outcome you are seeking. You must provide all information to your attorney, regardless of whether you believe that information is important to your case or not. Your attorney should determine the importance and relevance of any piece of information.

Contact an Experienced Fresno Accident Attorney

If you or a loved has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.

The Stockton accident attorneys at the Srai Law Offices advocate for their clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and an aggressive approach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call (209) 323-5558.