Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
There are two major criteria to a successful personal injury lawsuit.
1. Negligence is when a defendant who owes you a duty fails to protect you against risk or harm and thus breaches that duty causing you damages. This can be broken down into:
- Who had the duty to ensure your safety?
- Did they breach that duty by not foreseeing and protecting you from possible risk in circumstances where a reasonable person with the same level of expertise would?
- Did their action (or inaction) cause you to be injured?
- Are your damages a direct and proximate result of the breach of duty to you?
2. Damages can only be awarded if you can:
- Prove that you have suffered harm (physical or psychological harm or financial loss)
- Show the monetary amount needed to overcome the harm you have suffered as above is to try to make you whole for the losses you sustained from the negligence of another.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When in need of personal injury attorneys, the Okeechobee County community deserves a law firm that has outstanding investigative skills and is resourceful in locating witnesses and the documentation needed to establish and pursue claims – a firm like Sokoloff and Weinstein, P.A.