Boca Raton Negligence Attorneys
If you sustained an injury in an accident or another incident that could have been caused by someone else, you might be wondering if you have a valid personal injury case. The answer hinges most on whether the other party was negligent or not. The best way to find out if you have a case is to contact Boca Raton negligence attorneys as soon as possible after your accident.
What is Negligence?
Personal injury cases all have negligence in common. In fact, most of the work involved in such a case is proving the other party was negligent. If you or your Boca Raton negligence lawyers can't prove their negligence, your case won't be successful. Under Florida civil code, negligence is defined as a failure to exercise care toward another person, which a reasonable or prudent person would have exercised in the same or similar circumstances.
When you hire experienced Boca Raton negligence attorneys, they will work towards establishing the four elements of negligence in your case. Whether you were in a car accident, fell at the grocery store, bit by a dog, or sustained an injury from a defective product, these elements remain the same.
The four elements of negligence include:
Duty of Care or Standard of Care
You have to establish that the other party had a duty of care toward you. This is often the easiest element to prove, as many laws already show a duty of care in some situations. For example, it's illegal to drive while drinking or run a red light.
Breach of Duty
Next, you must show that the other party violated that duty of care. If you can establish both duty and breach of duty, you've proven liability. In other words, you are showing that the other party is legally responsible for compensating you for your damages.
After you have proven the above elements, you will need to show that the injuries you suffered were the direct result of the other party's actions. You must establish causation or proximate cause by showing that your injuries came from their actions and not something else. Boca Raton negligence lawyers often hire expert witnesses, such as physicians, to help support causation.
Finally, you will need to prove that the other party's conduct caused you actual harm, which can be translated into a dollar figure. This element is often the most complex and challenging to prove. Your attorney must show the different types of harm you suffered and be able to express that harm into a monetary value known as damages. Proving your damages will likely require medical bills, wage loss statements, and additional testimony from expert witnesses who can speak to how your injuries impact your life.
Call the Experienced Boca Raton Negligence Attorneys Today
Suppose you've been injured in an accident or in another way due to the negligence of another person or party. In that case, you deserve compensation for your injuries. At Demand the Limits Personal Injury Attorneys, we are well-versed in representing all types of personal injury clients. Call today to schedule your free consultation at 561-600-3555 or contact us online.