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What is the burden of proof in a personal injury case?

What is the burden of proof in a personal injury case?

Personal injury cases can stem from many accidents. When individuals are harmed, they may want to seek liability on behalf of another party that could be responsible for their accident and subsequent injuries. This can cause them to file a lawsuit against another party. If the party acted negligently, they may be held responsible for the victim’s injuries. This can cause them to pay damages to the victim. Damages are monetary compensation that can cover lost wages, medical bills and emotional turmoil. This can vary in amount for each personal injury case that goes to court. However, often times it can be financially draining for parties that are deemed responsible. When these case are brought to court, the injured individual may have to establish the burden of proof. This concept focuses on the fact that the opposing party had a responsibility to maintain a safe premises. Owners of a certain property are responsible for maintaining a safe premises for others traveling on or near it. The owners must take the proper steps to remove any hazards that may be present. If they fail to do so, they may be held accountable for an accident that occurs.

If a property owner knew or should have reasonably known about a hazard that was present on their property and they did not take the proper steps to remove it, they may be held responsible for an accident. This can also hold them responsible for the injuries that a victim suffers from. This can cause them to pay damages to the injured party. If the injured party is able to fulfill the burden of proof, the property owner may be deemed responsible for the accident that occurred on their property.

What damages can I gain?

Damages are forms of monetary compensation. These damages can be economic or non-economic. Economic damages can cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages or lost future wages. Non-economic damages can make up for emotional turmoil or pain and suffering that an individual has gone through due to their accident and injuries. With these damages, an injured individual may be able to have the financial support to gain medical attention to heal.

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