In order for your personal injury claim to be a good one, your lawyers must be able to prove that another party is responsible for the personal injuries you suffered, either through their intentional acts or through negligence.
An intentional act that causes you injury is rather self-explanatory. Someone else has done something that resulted in you being harmed. For instance, someone hits you in the face during an argument, breaking your nose. They intentionally hit you, and thus caused your personal injury, namely your broken nose.
Negligence, however, is a more complicated concept to prove.
There are four elements to proving negligence:
To prove that someone else has been negligent, your personal injury attorney must first prove that the party responsible for your injuries owed you a duty. Your lawyer must then prove that the other party breached that duty and caused the personal injuries you suffered.
For example, the driver of a Massachusetts motor vehicle has a duty to exercise reasonable care while driving. As an example, if the driver fails to exercise reasonable care by not abiding by the rules of the road and thereby causes an auto accident, the driver was negligent and is responsible for your personal injury damages.
If you would like to discuss the merits of your auto accident claim or other personal injury claim with an experienced and highly skilled Boston, MA lawyer, please call our Boston personal injury lawyers or Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys at 617-787-3700, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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