If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness or neglect, you may have a right to compensation through a personal injury claim. Personal injury law hinges on the concept of negligence: if someone else failed to act in a reasonably safe manner and you were injured as a result, that person can and should be held accountable for your losses.
However, you must be able to prove that the other party was negligent in order to successfully win compensation in your case. Our experienced Surrey personal injury lawyers at Stephens & Holman can evaluate your claim for free to determine whether or not you have a case worth pursuing.
Generally speaking, your personal injury claim must meet three basic requirements in order to be valid:
- The responsible party was negligent– For example, if a driver crashed into your vehicle because they ran a red light, he or she would be considered negligent under the law.
- The responsible party’s negligence caused you to be injured – You must demonstrate that the other party’s reckless behavior led to your injuries.
- Your personal injury resulted in damages – If your injury resulted in medical bills, lost income, physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, etc, these are all considered damages that you can be compensated for.