There is nothing worse than being hurt. Whether it’s a stubbed toe or a broken back, the pain is real for the person experiencing it. What’s even worse is knowing that the injury could have been prevented if the other person involved would have been responsible in their care of you. The term “personal injury” refers to a person getting injured and another person is responsible for that injury. When someone else is responsible for your well being and you are in turn harmed from their carelessness, you have every right to make a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims have to prove two things: Liability and Damages.
Proving that the other party is responsible for your injury is the hardest thing that you will need to do. You have to prove that you were in the care of this other person and that this person neglected his/her responsibility. Then you have to prove that you were in fact injured and that these injuries were caused by his/her negligence.
After proving liability, you must then prove what damages you are entitled to. To do this you have to take several factors into account such as the specific claim you are making, and the circumstances that lead up to you getting hurt. You will also need to prove the impact of your injuries and how your life has been changed, i.e not working, walking, etc. You need to have proof of medical records and expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering as well as any emotional distress that this ordeal has caused you.
If you believe that you have a good personal injury claim and would like to pursue it, contact the lawyers at James A. Rice, Jr., P.C. and let us help you.