Negligence and Personal Injury Claims
Negligence often forms the basis of personal injury claims. If a person behaves in a reckless manner and another person is injured as a result of such actions, the injured party may choose to take legal action in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. Through civil action, an injured person may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and mental or emotional trauma.
Personal injury claims may involve slip and fall accidents, vehicle collisions, construction accidents, and many other events that may result in serious injuries. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. For help with your case, contact the Kankakee personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 today.
Proving Negligence in a Civil Case
Legal claims of negligence often require the plaintiff’s attorney to show that the four essential elements of a “tort” are present, including:
- Duty of Care – proving that the defendant had a legal responsibility to behave in a manner that is consistent with a reasonable individual in society
- Breach of Duty – proving that the defendant breached his or her duty of care
- Cause of Injury – the plaintiff must show that he or she was injured by the defendant’s breach of duty
- Damages – the plaintiff will usually need to show the monetary value of his or her injuries that were caused directly by the breach of duty in question
A person may be found guilty of negligence if he or she fails to take into consideration the safety of others or fails to recognize hazards that a reasonable person should have noticed.
For assistance with your personal injury claim, contact the Kankakee personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 today.