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Proving Negligence in Injury Cases

Negligence is defined as a lack of reasonable care, and any accident that is caused by this element could easily be avoided with a little more attention or care in the given situation. While it is true that many accidents and injuries are caused by natural disasters or adverse conditions that we have no control over, the vast majority are caused by a lack of reasonable care on the part of one or more individuals. These accidents can and should be avoided.

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, then you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue damages and compensation in your case.

Elements of a Personal Injury Case

In order to successfully bring a personal injury case, you must be able to show the court that the other individual acted negligently, and that their negligence was a proximate cause for your injuries. In order to prove that they acted negligently, you must show the following two elements were present:

  • They owed you a duty of care, as in the case of premises liability or the right of way in traffic
  • They violated this duty of care through an unreasonable action that no reasonable person would make, or through reckless indifference, knowing the potential danger

It is important that you have skilled representation on your side that can work alongside you to prove your case in court. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we understand the seriousness of the situation that you face if you have been injured due to the negligent acts of others. You may be feeling anxiety regarding the future and a great deal of fear if you are unable to receive the compensation that you need. You can rest assured that if you choose to work with us that we will stand by you from start to finish of your case and aggressively pursue your goals and desires for your future.

We are not afraid of a challenge, and we have your best interests in mind. Seek our assistance in your case, contact us today!

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