We thought we would further delve into the world of Personal Injury to better clarify what exactly Personal Injury is and if you have suffered from a personal injury.
Personal Injury is defined in the legal field as: An injury which is caused unintentionally by another’s failure to use reasonable care. [Note: reasonable care is determined by a case by case basis.] The injury to the plaintiff [You] must be caused by and be a foreseeable result of the defendant’s [The person or business] action.
This definition is very vague and clearly takes a lot of information from the situation that caused your to become injured. We would like to emphasize that personal injury cases are part of civil Law and not to be confused with criminal law. While some Personal Injury cases may be criminal cases, typically personal injury cases and criminal law do not intermingle.
Most Personal Injury cases are proved if you the plaintiff can show the defendant injured you due to Negligence. Negligence is defined as: a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances. Again, this definition is very vague and we would like to emphasize that if you truly do believe that you have a personal injury case to contact us immediately for consultation. However, there are certain factors you must consider when trying to prove negligence. You must show that the defendant failed to meet a standard of conduct to protect others from unreasonable risk, because of this failure you can prove you were injured due to this failure.
For example, if it snows, and the business owner had failed to clear their sidewalk of snow and ice and you fall due to the sidewalk being slick you fell and broke your foot. Still, this situation is very vague and would still require a consultation session with our law team to determine if you have a viable case. We cannot stress enough how important it is to speak to us first before launching a personal injury case, we are here to help!