What is the burden of proof?

Personal injury cases can involve severe injuries that leave individuals unable to work for a period of time while they are healing. During this time, they need to have some kind of income. If they seek a personal injury case against a liable party, they may be able to receive damages. These damages can provide for them while they are out of work. For these cases, the victims of these accidents are faced with the task of fulfilling the burden of proof. The burden of proof proves that a party had a responsibility to maintain a safe premises and that they failed to do so. This can hold them accountable for someone’s accident due to a present hazard. To best prove these situations, take pictures of the scene to prove the hazard was not removed. You should also go to a doctor and have your injuries documented. This can prove the extent of your injuries after the accident.

Can bad weather affect these cases?

The winter time can be a time when personal injury cases are more common. Due to the presence of ice and snow, certain areas can become more dangerous. Individuals can be involved in more slip and fall accidents. When it snows during the winter, a property owner has a specific period of time to remove the snow. If a pedestrian travels in the area before this period of time is over, they may not be able to hold the property owner responsible. They decided to proceed at their own risk. However, if the period of time has expired and the snow is still present, they may be able to hold the property owner responsible. The owner should have known about the conditions and taken the proper steps to remove it before it became a problem.

If you are able to win in these cases, you can gain monetary compensation. This compensation can provide for your medical bills. These bills are not cheap. They can pile up after an accident and put you in financial distress. By winning a case, you can gain the financial aid you need to pay off these bills.

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.