What Must Be Shown In A Personal Injury Negligence Case?

Typically, personal injury negligence cases involve evidence that:

  1. The defendant owed you a duty.
  2. The defendant breached the duty.
  3. The defendant’s breach caused your injury.

Examples of Evidence That May Show Negligence

Possible examples of evidence that could be used to show negligence include:

  • In a trucking accident case, evidence that the truck driver was overworked or not taking proper precautions at the time of the accident.
  • In an offshore injury case, evidence that a crane operator was not properly trained, leading him to overload the crane or otherwise use it in a manner that caused injury.
  • In a Jones Act maritime personal injury case, evidence that the employer failed to install required safety equipment.
  • In a case arising from an apartment complex fire, evidence that the complex failed to properly address electrical maintenance issues that caused or contributed to the fire.
  • In a refinery explosion case, evidence that the premises owner or contractors failed to follow safety policies and procedures.
  • In a motor vehicle accident case, evidence that the other driver was going the wrong way down a one-way street.
  • In a dangerous product case, evidence that the manufacturer failed to design a device properly, rendering it unsafe.
  • In a dangerous medical device or pharmaceutical case, evidence that the manufacturer rushed a drug to market to maximize profit.
  • In an oilfield injury case, evidence that an employer or contractor used the wrong equipment, causing or contributing to an injury.

These are only a few examples.  It is important that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible so that all forms of potential negligence can be investigated.

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