Personal Injury Lawyer
Covering a broad spectrum of cause and effect, personal injury in the eyes of the law refers to bodily, mental, or emotional injury. Some of the most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, product defect accidents, medical and dental accidents, and industrial disease.
If you have suffered catastrophic injuries, such as brain injury and spinal cord injury; or if you are devastated over the wrongful death of a loved one, you may be able to claim damages as a result of negligence.
The four elements to prove negligence are:
- Duty – we all have a legal obligation to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while doing anything that could foreseeably harm others.
*So, at a major celebration, it is our duty to pop the champagne so that the cork is aimed away from party-goers.
- Breach – occurs when that duty of care doesn’t get taken into consideration.
*The bottle-opener is in a hurry or tipsy, and points the cork at a crowd of celebrants.
- Damages – refer to actual harm resulting from the breach of duty.
*Getting a fright when the cork pops loudly is natural. Having your eye injured by the explosive force of the cork results in damages.
- Causation – is the link between the breach and the injury.
*If the cork pops in a subdued way, all is well. If a guest gets knocked over on the way home, there is no relation between that accident and the cork. However, if a guest knocks his or her head on the counter in an effort to duck the flying cork, injuries resulting from that accident could establish causation.
Even if it was an accident, it is logical and reasonable that you receive compensation if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s wrongful conduct or carelessness. It’s the law, and we are here to ensure that you get what you are entitled to.
At Felicetti Law, P.C., our team of personal injury lawyers are able to provide expert and experienced advice concerning the evaluation of personal injuries and the dynamics in successfully pursuing a legal claim for damages arising from such injury.