What is negligence, and how important for my case is it to prove negligence?

Negligence is the fundamental legal basis for a personal injury claim, and it plays an essential role in determining whether an injury victim will be able to receive compensation and how much compensation they may receive. It also provides the moral basis for an injury claim, demonstrating that the victim suffered because of the irresponsible conduct of the responsible party.

Particularly in cases in which an injury claim goes to trial, it is extremely important to be able to show that the negligent conduct of the defendant or defendants was responsible for the injuries that occurred. Jurors need to be able to understand that a wrong was clearly committed, and the demonstration of negligence as a factor in causing the injury can help to convince jurors of the importance and necessity of compensation for the injury victim.

In order to be able to effectively demonstrate negligence, it is important to document everything relating to the injury and to have legal counsel from the very beginning. Injury victims should:

  • Get a lawyer
  • Refrain from speaking about the case to others
  • Be completely forthright with their attorney and convey everything that can be recalled
  • Understand what they are trying to achieve in this situation

If you would like to learn more about negligence and the role it plays in your case, please contact the Law Offices of Paul Levin today at 860.560.7226.