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Personal injury law addresses those physical, financial, and emotional damages that accident victims sustain when they are injured by the negligence of others. Personal injury claims are often quite complicated, but obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can play a pivotal role in your ability to regain your health and well-being. Turning to an experienced personal injury lawyer near you for the legal counsel you need is the surest path forward. 

Your Personal Injury Claim

In order to obtain compensation for your personal injury claim, all of the following elements must be present:

  • A duty to exercise the reasonable care owed
  • Failure to implement that reasonable care owed
  • Direct causation
  • Actual legal Damages

Let’s take a closer look. 

Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care Owed

The at-fault party in your personal injury claim must have owed you a duty of care, to begin with. For example, when we get behind the wheel and take to the road, we owe each other a duty of reasonable care that extends to following the applicable laws and exercising caution in relation to the road’s condition). Further, commercial property owners owe their customers, clients, and other guests the duty of care related to maintaining their premises at the same reasonable level of care that other property owners exhibit in similar situations. 

Failure to Implement that Duty of Care Owed

The next element of your claim is that the at-fault party engaged in some form of negligence that interfered with the duty of care owed to you. For example, when a motorist speeds excessively or a commercial property owner fails to attend to basic upkeep, he or she fails to live up to the duty of care owed to others. 

Direct Causation

Negligence in and of itself cannot lead to a personal injury claim. The negligence in question must be the direct cause of the accident that leaves you injured. In other words, if the driver’s excess speed caused him or her to rear-end your vehicle when you stopped for a forward accident, his or her negligence can be deemed the direct cause of the accident that leaves you injured. 

Actual Legal Damages

The compensation you obtain in a personal injury claim will correspond directly with the damages you’ve suffered, which means you will need to demonstrate that you have suffered legal damages in at least one of the following categories:

  • Property damage, such as to your vehicle in a car accident
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering 

A critical component of your claim is ensuring that the legal damages you have suffered are well represented. 

Seek the Professional Legal Guidance of Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Near You

The accomplished personal injury lawyers at Bogaards Law in San Francisco take immense pride in their impressive track record of helping clients like you successfully recover for their physical, financial, and emotional damages. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to schedule your free consultation by contacting us today. 

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