Are you facing a personal injury claim? If so, the experienced Macomb personal injury attorneys at Simpson Peterson want to help you recover your losses and make sure the correct party is held responsible.
What Is Negligence?
Generally speaking, when someone acts in a careless way and causes an injury to another person, it is legally classified as negligence. Under the legal principle of negligence, the careless person will be legally liable for any resulting harm or injury. In order to determine if the defendant indeed acted negligently, four case elements must be proven.
Winning a Macomb Personal Injury Case
In order for you to win your personal injury claim, four specific things need to be proven about your case, which are called elements. The four elements of a personal injury case are…
- Duty – The defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances
- Breach – The defendant breached that legal duty by acting or failing to act in a certain way
- Causation – It was the defendant’s actions (or inaction) that actually caused the plaintiff’s injury
- Damages – The plaintiff was harmed or injured as a result of the defendant’s actions
Personal injury law exists because the legal system recognizes the need for those who have incurred an injury as the direct result of negligence to be compensated for their loss.
Were You Injured in a Macomb Car Accident?
Car accidents comprise a significant portion of personal injury and wrongful death claims. We understand this area of the law and the special duties imposed on commercial and public carriers. We may work with engineering and scientific experts to determine how an accident happened and who was at fault. Our Macomb personal injury attorneys work with your physicians to obtain evidence and testimony to fully explain the nature and extent of your injuries. We also work with economic and accounting experts if evidence is necessary concerning the losses you will incur in the future for medical expenses and lost wages.