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Belmont Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury law is an important area of the law that addresses injuries incurred as a result of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury law tends to focus on injuries that are sustained in traffic accidents, in accidents caused by inadequately maintained properties (premise liability claims), as a result of defective consumer goods (product liability claims), and in accidents on the job (workers’ compensation). If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, address the matter head on by consulting with an experienced Belmont personal injury attorney today.

Duty of Care

Personal injury law is based on negligence – in relation to duties of care. For example, motorists owe everyone else on the road the duty of care of driving in accordance with the rules of the road; property owners and managers owe their patrons the duty of care of maintaining their properties in reasonably safe condition that allows for safe passage, and employers owe their employees the duty of care of providing reasonably safe work environments. When any one of these is negligent in their duty of care, dangerous accidents that initiate personal injury claims can happen. 

The Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

In order to prevail in your wrong personal injury claim, you must be able to demonstrate that all of the following pertain:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care, such as other motorists do. 
  • He or she was negligent in this duty, such as distracted drivers are.
  • His or her negligence was the direct cause of your injuries. An example is a driver who, because of smartphone distraction, rear-ends you at a stoplight and leaves you with a spinal cord injury.  

In other words, it’s not enough that the other party was negligent in his or her duty of care or that you were injured – instead, the two must be directly linked. 

Your Damages

If you’ve been injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, the damages you’ve incurred can be significant, including:

  • Lost Wages – A serious injury can leave you off the job for an extended period, which can translate to lost wages just when you can afford them least (as medical bills continue to mount). If your injuries are very serious, you could be looking at diminished earning potential into your future. 
  • Medical Costs – The medical bills associated with a personal injury claim can begin with emergency treatment at the scene and move forward to surgery and hospitalization, doctor care, follow-up care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, adaptive physical equipment, and much more. 
  • Pain and Suffering – The physical and emotional pain and suffering associated with a serious injury can be difficult to surmount.  

Turn to an experienced Belmont Personal Injury Attorney for the Help You Need

Someone else’s negligence caused you to be injured, and that’s difficult to face. The dedicated Belmont personal injury attorneys at Bogaards Law know what you’re going through and are committed to helping you obtain a just case resolution that addresses your damages in their entirety. Your rights matter, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation today.

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