When you’re injured due to the actions or inaction of another person
or business entity, you have the right to seek damages. However, the
success of your claim will depend on the ability of your Chicago
personal injury attorney to prove that
party’s negligence. This brief overview shows how negligence is
proven in court.
Show That a Duty of Care Was Breached
The first step is to show that the defendant in your injury claim
owed you a duty of care, which means they had a reasonable
responsibility to ensure your safety. This might mean a store owner
is responsible for keeping floors clear of obstructions. You can
prove that duty was violated or breached by showing pictures of the
obstruction on the store’s floor.
Show That the Breach Caused the Accident
You must also show that the breach of duty was the proximate cause of
your accident. If the floor inside the store was wet and that caused
you to slip and fall, you can establish that the wet floor caused the
fall. However, if you stepped over the wet area of the floor and
suffered a heart attack 15 minutes later, you wouldn’t be able to
show that the wet floor caused your heart attack.
Establish a Financial Loss
Finally, your Chicago personal injury attorney will also have to
prove that the accident caused you to suffer financial damages. This
can most easily be proven with medical records that establish your
need for the treatment of your injuries. You can also provide proof
that your medical care caused you to miss work or subjected you to
emotional stress. Your attorney can discuss the full range of damages
you can claim in your case.
After you have been injured in an accident, contact Shea
Law Group at
https://www.shealawgroup.com to discuss your situation.
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