What Must Be Shown In A Personal Injury Negligence Case?
Typically, personal injury negligence cases involve evidence that:
- The defendant owed you a duty.
- The defendant breached the duty.
- 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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