If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages in a personal injury lawsuit. In order to build a strong case that achieves a successful outcome, you must be able to prove four essential elements:
- Duty of care – Your personal injury lawyer must be able to demonstrate that the person responsible for your injuries owed you a duty of care. This can be as simple as the duty to drive safely and obey traffic laws in a car accident case, or a defective product, such as a glass bong/waist trainer. In more complicated cases such as medical malpractice, it can involve a doctor’s duty to provide medical care that meets the standards of the profession.
- Breach of duty – In order to have a valid personal injury claim, the duty owed to the victim must be breached. In the examples listed above, this could involve a driver being intoxicated or a doctor providing subpar care.
- An injury occurred – You must be able to demonstrate that you suffered an injury as a result of these negligent actions.
- Damages – You must also be able to prove that you suffered monetary damages as a result of your injury. If you slip and fall on a poorly maintained property but only suffer a minor scrape that heals in a few days, you are unlikely to recover compensation. Without damages, there is no case.
Marc Albert has more than 15 years of experience handling personal injury cases for clients in the New York City metropolitan area. He works with a team of experts who will carefully investigate your case in order to prove negligence occurred. This will give you the edge you need when seeking to maximize the value of your compensation.
Please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to schedule your free personal injury consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.