Personal Injury

When you or someone you love suffers a serious accident that causes life altering injuries, it’s normal to experience overwhelming emotions that are difficult to manage. The emotional reaction that you or your loved ones might experience as a result of a serious injury often leave people unsure of what to do next. Fortunately, there are experienced personal injury attorneys that you can rely on to make sure that your rights are protected and someone is looking out for your best interests. If you’ve suffered an injury as the result of someone’s negligence, that person should be held accountable. You could be legally entitled to damages for the pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of your injury, and Live Oak Injury Law Group is dedicated to making sure you receive the justice you deserve. If you want to learn more about personal injury attorneys and what rights you have, read the article below to learn more and schedule a consultation.

What Do Personal Injury Attorneys Do For Their Clients?

Contrary to popular belief, personal injury attorneys are capable of much more than just taking your personal injury claim to court. In fact, many personal injury lawyers handle every legal aspect of your personal injury claim to make sure that you are protected every step of the way. The process of filing a personal injury claim can be incredibly complicated, so having a skilled personal injury attorney by your side to guide you through the process is one of the best decisions you can make.

Oftentimes when people file personal injury claims, they have to navigate speaking with the insurance companies of all involved parties, understanding limits to their insurance plans or benefits, and negotiating with claim adjusters. However, with the help of a personal injury attorney, you never have to navigate these complexities on your own. When you hire a personal injury attorney, they manage all these aspects of your claim and beyond. One of the most important tasks that your personal injury attorney will likely handle is negotiating the terms of your settlement to make sure that you receive the maximum payout that you deserve.

 

How Do You Prove a Personal Injury Claim?

It’s common practice that in order to prove your personal injury claim, you often have to consider something called negligence. So, what is negligence? Negligence is when a party (usually an individual or some kind of entity) has a responsibility to care for the safety and wellbeing of others that they fail to carry out. When proving negligence, there are several factors that you must prove. Below, we’ve described these factors:

  1. A person’s legal obligation is called a Duty of Care. This means that you must prove that the other involved party had a legal obligation to you to act (or not act) in a way that would not cause harm to you or your property.
  2. Generally, a breach of duty is the type of negligence that occurs when a person or entity fails to take reasonable measures to preserve a standard of care. This means that the other party had a Duty of Care, and they breached this duty by failing to act in a way that preserved your safety.
  3. Causation is critical to linking the breach of duty to your injury and the negligent conduct of the other party. Generally, in California, a plaintiff must show that the negligent party caused, or was a significant factor in causing, the injury.
  4. Finally, the amount of damages that can be claimed by an injured person depends on the nature of the accident and its effects on the victim. You must be able to prove that your damages were a direct result or consequence of the other party failing to act.

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If You’ve Suffered an Injury, Speak With a Personal Injury Attorney Today.

Proving negligence in your personal injury claim and dealing with the complexities of filing your claim can be challenging on your own. At Live Oak Injury Law Group, we are dedicated to standing by your side throughout the entire process so you can feel confident that your best interests are represented. If you have suffered an injury and are hoping to file a personal injury claim, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation to have your case evaluated by a skilled attorney.