Suffering from an injury through someone else’s negligence is no fun. Not only are you distressed from needless pain, you have to deal with trying to hold the person or entity responsible for their actions. Atlanta injury lawyer Laurie S. Robbins can help you with all the issues involved with filing a personal injury lawsuit. There are four basic elements of a successful personal injury case, which must be proven to a judge or jury.
Establish that a duty was owed
When people interact with each other, there is a minimum standard of care that must be taken to ensure that others are not injured. A duty for safety is owed to others in our everyday lives. In certain situations, such as employer and employee relationships, this duty is more evident than other situations are.
Show that there was a breach of that duty
Laurie or an associate will attempt to show that there was a breach of the duty that is owed, either through negligence or through strict liability. Negligence does not have to be willful disregard for your safety, but can be a failure to take reasonable steps.
The failure of the duty caused an injury
As a result of the breach of the duty by the defendant, you sustained an injury.
Real damages occurred because of the injury
The injury resulted in lost wages, medical expenses, or permanent disability. Without damages, even if an injury was sustained, the case may not succeed.