Elements of Personal Injury Claims
In order to pursue compensation after an accident, you will need to prove the following elements:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
- This duty of care was breached
- The breach of the duty of care led to your injuries
- As a result of your injuries, you suffered damages
For example, if you were involved in a car accident, you will need to show that the other driver acted negligently or wrongfully in some way. This could be something like running a red light, speeding, or driving while using a cell phone. You will then need to show that this led to the accident and that, as a result of the accident, you suffered certain injuries and damages. In the legal world, “damages” is a term used to describe the economic and non-economic losses caused by the accident/your injuries.
Some examples of damages you may be able to recover compensation for include:
- Medical bills
- The cost of ongoing treatment
- Lost wages/income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost/reduced quality of life
How Our Firm Can Help
At Huppert Law Firm, PLLC, we represent victims of all types of accidents and injuries. You can read more about our various practice areas here on our site.
In every instance, we understand the importance of thorough case preparation. While we strive to settle our clients’ cases as quickly and favorably as possible, we also understand that liable insurance companies will often go to great lengths in order to avoid paying out the full value of our clients’ claims. Our Edmonds attorney is willing to hold out and take cases to trial whenever necessary. Our goal is always to help you secure compensation that covers not only your immediate concerns but your long-term needs as well.
Throughout the process, we will keep you informed of the status of your case. Our legal team is available for after-hours appointments and we are always here to answer your questions and provide honest legal counsel tailored to your unique situation.