When an individual gets injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligence, they may want to consider bringing a personal injury lawsuit to hold that party accountable and recover damages. There are a few components that are necessary to be aware of before deciding to bring a claim. If an injured party believes they can fulfill the major obligations of a case, it may be worth pursuing.
First, the injured party will be required to establish that the negligent party actually owed them a duty of care. If the accident occurred while the claimant was trespassing, for example, the property owner does not owe them a duty of care. Once that is fulfilled, the injured party will have to satisfy the requirement of proving that the defendant was negligent and that this negligence resulted in significant damages for the negligent party.
Proving liability can be the most difficult part of the case. Some of the ways that an injured party can prove negligence is through photographs of the scene of the accident, testimony from witnesses to the accident, surveillance footage from the time of the accident, cell phone records, accident reconstruction expert testimony, and more.
If you have been injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, contact our firm today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.