Everybody gets injured at some point in their lives, and most injuries are minor, like bruises and scrapes. More serious injuries, like deep lacerations and broken bones, may require extensive and costly medical treatment and medication. With some injuries, the body and brain may never be the same.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s actions or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. A member of the legal team at Khattar Law, PC, the personal injury lawyers Converse TX trusts, can help you determine the next steps to take in your case and secure the maximum compensation you deserve.
Khattar Law’s highly experienced attorneys have decades of experience and have successfully handled numerous types of personal injury cases. Our attorneys can thoroughly analyze your case and fight for your rights.
Proving a Breach of the Duty of Care in a Personal Injury Case
The field of personal injury law focuses on legal cases that involve any bodily injury that is caused by somebody else, whether through an act or an omission. In other words, another party is at fault for the victim’s injury.
Most personal injury cases involve an individual’s negligence. A person is considered to have been negligent if they have not acted with reasonable care. In most cases, people have a duty of care to others, which means they are legally responsible for preventing or causing harm to someone else. If this duty is broken, the person has committed a breach their duty of care.
A victim of personal injury may need to prove more than that a breach of duty occurred. To hold another party legally liable, the injured party must typically provide significant evidence. This evidence is used to show a chain of causation.
When proving negligence, the victim must show various links in this chain of causation. An experienced personal injury attorney understands these links very well and can help you establish a strong case, which can improve your chances of successfully recovering damages.
First, the victim must be able to prove that the opposing party’s breach led to the hazard that caused the injury. A hazard is anything that may threaten the safety of a person acting reasonably. Hazards may include driving too fast, wet floors that are not marked with a sign, and unleashed aggressive dogs. Your personal injury attorney may consult with other experts, such as doctors and field specialists, to determine how the hazard was created and by whom.