Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims rest on the basis that you are entitled to compensation from injuries which are caused by another party’s negligent or otherwise careless actions.
Compensation may include: any out of pocket medical expenses you had to pay, any ongoing medical or care expenses that are a result of your injury, any lost wages due to missing work because of your injury, lost wages due to a decreased ability to work due to your injury, loss of ability to maintain our home, emotional damages such as pain and suffering, and more.
In order to win a personal injury case, you need to show that the person’s negligent or careless actions were the direct cause of your injuries. In other words, you need to prove that the fault of the injury lies with the other party.
In legal terms, this means providing evidence of three core components: showing that the other party owed you a ‘certain duty of care’; showing that the other party failed to uphold their duty of care; and finally, showing that the other party’s failure to uphold duty of care resulted in your injury.
In some cases, the court may decide that you are partially at fault for your injuries. In these cases, you may still receive some compensation but it will be significantly reduced compared to the outcome if you had proven the other party was completely at fault.