If a negligent driver has caused an accident that brought you harm, you have every right to seek compensation for damages. In filing a personal injury claim, victims must provide sufficient evidence of negligence.
The following are three elements of negligence which can be used as tools to help qualify your personal injury claim:
- Duty of care: All drivers owe a duty to follow the rules of the road in order to keep other drivers out of unreasonable danger. (Example: A driver should maintain the speed limit in order to reduce the risk of collision.)
- Breach of duty: The defendant must have acted/failed to act in some way which caused them to breach the duty of care. (Example: A driver was speeding through an intersection and failed to stop at a red light.)
- Causation of injuries: The breach of the specific duty must correlate directly to your financial loss related injuries. (Example: The impact of a driver who sped past a red light caused you to suffer a broken bone which led you to the hospital after the incident.)
As soon as you contact our skilled McAllen personal injury attorney, he will begin to investigate the accident for necessary evidence. Evidence can be acquired through photographs, eye witness accounts, police and accident reports, accident reconstruction, and other sources.
Should the defendant and their insurance company refuse to take accountability for their fault in an accident, ask your attorney about filing a lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident, Ryan can help. Contact the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, at (956) 686-9600 for your free legal consultation today.