Oftentimes accidents and injuries caused by another party can cause physical and financial hardships for years to come. An experienced personal injury attorney will work tirelessly to help victims obtain the compensation they deserve. The compensation received from a personal injury suit can provide financial assistance to victims to assist with property damages, medical expenses, and income due to loss of work.
Common Personal Injury Cases
At the Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC, we have years of experience working for personal injury victims to recover the compensation they are entitled to due to their accident caused by another party. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have represented clients involved in the following types of cases:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bite injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
Components Of A Strong Personal Injury Case
Every personal injury case is different, which is why it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney prior to accepting compensation from an accident or injury. If you’d like to figure out if you have a strong case, there are 4 components that indicate the probability of a strong case.
Duty Of Care
Duty of care refers to the legal responsibilities held by the party who caused the accident or injury and their ability to exercise reasonable care.
Breach Of Duty
The act of negligence which caused the accident or injury is referred to as the breach of duty. The failure to meet expected standards of care, which could be intentional or unintentional, could constitute a breach of duty.
Causation refers to the breach of duty of care that caused the accident or injury which must be the primary cause of the accident or injury. If the defendant’s breach of duty of care was not the primary cause of the accident or injury, they will not be held liable for damages.
Proof Of Damages
In order to receive compensation from an injury or claim, the victim must show proof of damages or losses that resulted from the negligence of the defendant. Proof of damages includes property damages, medical expenses, loss of income, disability costs, and wrongful death.
In order to win a personal injury claim, defendants need to provide evidence that refutes the defendant’s and the defendant attorney’s claims. Having this evidence ready to go while working with your attorney can lead to a better process overall.
Eyewitness Statement or Testimony
Statements or testimonies gathered from eyewitnesses who were present and witnessed the accident or injury take place. These statements and testimonies will assist judges and jury decisions when determining fault and entitled compensation.
Evidence Gathered From The Scene
Providing evidence from the scene of the accident or injury can assist in winning a personal injury claim. This evidence includes photographs, police reports, maintenance logs, and more. The more evidence you are able to provide, the more your attorney will be able to aid you in your case.
Providing medical documentation of injuries received and expenses paid for treatments due to the accident or injury. Having this documentation on hand and accessible will allow for an easier process. Knowing the exact injury and the exact amount paid will aid your case, and your attorney will be able to use this information.
Speak To The Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC have years of experience representing and obtaining compensation our clients are entitled to. Before accepting an offer for compensation it is important to review your case with our experienced attorneys to ensure you are receiving the right amount of compensation you deserve. For more information please give us a call at 703.273.5500 or request a consultation online today.