The Cochran Firm's personal injury lawyers believe in honesty. We cannot promise you a positive result or specific monetary settlement from your suit. Such guarantees are completely unethical.
Also, it's important to understand that personal injury laws vary from state to state. However, successful personal injury claims tend to possess the same characteristics, regardless of specific location or accident type.
A personal injury claim with these elements is not guaranteed of success. However, a claim must have these features if it is to have any hope of success.
If you've been hurt and need an experienced personal injury lawyer, please call The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-843-3476 for a free consultation.
What Do I Need to Prove?
Our personal injury lawyers will obviously explain what you can expect from a suit in more detail at your free initial consultation. However, it's important that you know what is needed from a successful personal injury claim.
In order to prevail, your lawyer will have to demonstrate the presence of a:
Duty: You will have to show that the person or people you are suing owed you some duty or obligation at the time of the accident. In a medical malpractice case, that duty is quite explicit. However, the unstated duty of following the rules of the road and driving safely are real and powerful.
Breach: Having established that a duty existed a personal injury lawyer must then show that the defendant breached that duty in some way. For example, in an auto accident case, an attorney can show a breach by proving that the defendant was driving drunk at the time of the accident.
Injury: Obviously, you must demonstrate that you suffered some injury or harm as a result of the accident. This almost always includes physical injury, but financial and psychological harms also count as injuries.
Link: Finally, the crucial element is proving a link between the breach and the injury. In other words, your personal injury lawyer must prove that the breach of duty committed by the defendant resulted in your injury.
This is, obviously, a very basic primer on personal injury law. But these are the elements that our attorneys will look for when we evaluate your claim at your free initial consultation.
If you want to speak to our experienced personal injury lawyers about your claim, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.
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