Auto accidents happen every day and every day someone is injured because of another's negligence. Negligence is determined by the "reasonable person" standard. In order to meet this standard, a person must exercise "reasonable care under the circumstances" and when someone fails to exercise reasonable care, they are considered to be negligent. When someone is negligent behind the wheel of an automobile and causes an accident, that person may be obligated to pay for another's personal injuries and property damage.
In order to prove a negligence claim, the person bringing the claim, the Plaintiff, must prove the following:
- Duty to act as a reasonably prudent person would under the same or similar circumstances
- Breach of that Duty
- Actual and Proximate Causation
The help of an attorney would be extremely beneficial in order to prove the essential elements needed in a negligence action. Contact the attorneys at Blake Scoggins, LLC to schedule a free consultation so that we may examine your Personal Injury claim.