If you are healing from severe injuries caused by someone’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you may be wondering how to begin your legal claim. You are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of personal injury cases occur each year in the United States, and most victims do not know where to start. A Mission Bend personal injury lawyer can help guide you through the process of getting your claim started to receive the financial compensation you deserve.
A personal injury lawsuit entails fighting for financial compensation from the negligent party. If you get injured through medical malpractice, in a mass transit accident, auto collision, or premises liability incident, a Mission Bend attorney can help you in holding the negligent party accountable for your personal injuries.
We always offer help to those with temporary of permanent injuries, which can range from soft tissue pains in your neck or back to fracture or disc herniations that require surgery. Other personal injury cases we deal with include dog bites, harm caused by a prescription error, bike collisions, brain injuries, birth injuries, paralysis, back, spine, and neck injuries, lacerations, disfigurement, amputation, sprains, fractures, and concussions.
Getting hurt by another’s negligence is the last thing that any person can prepare for. Therefore, after your injury, you will likely need the assistance of an attorney to help you file your claim.
Through filing your personal injury claim, you are in a better position of seeking compensation for the hardships you endure. You will hold the negligent party accountable, which is an essential part in protecting the rest of your community members from similar incidents in the future.
A lawyer from our firm can help you understand the following essential elements in Mission Bend civil cases:
Duty exists when a person or business entity has a responsibility of acting a certain way toward others. A person’s duty depends on the situation. We each have different duties toward the public when we are driving our vehicles, operating dangerous items, or managing our private property.
There must be evidence supporting a breach of that duty. For example, when a driver fails to follow their duty of looking where he or she is traveling, he or she is breaching that duty.
For a valid personal injury claim, that breach of duty must have caused some hardships. People breach their duties frequently, but in order to establish a case, you must prove that the breach directly resulted in a negative outcome.
Damages entail all the monetary losses that the plaintiff can claim in an injury lawsuit. This can include medical bills, lost wages, property damage, or non-economic damages. Non-economic damages can entail loss of consortium, physical impairment, suffering, and pain.
The damages must be considered foreseeable and likely to result when someone breaches their duty. When people don’t watch where they are driving, a car crash is foreseeable. This is often a “common sense” rule.
A qualified Mission Bend personal injury lawyer knows the right procedure to follow in handling a wide range of civil claims. Take the first step of contacting our offices today for a free consultation if you’re healing from severe injuries caused by someone else’s negligent actions.