4 Elements of a Personal Injury Case
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the entire Dallas area, including the city itself and all of Dallas County, reported 23,000 personal injuries that led to hospitalizations in 2013. If someone’s negligent actions have caused you to suffer injuries, Dallas injury lawyer Windle Turley may be able to help you receive compensation for your damages.
During your initial consultation, our experienced accident attorney will discuss the details of your situation and assess the strength of your case. Every successful personal injury lawsuit must prove these four essential elements:
Element #1 – Duty of Care: Your attorney must establish that the person responsible for your damages had an obligation to act with reasonable attention, watchfulness and caution. For example, a reasonably prudent person would not get behind the wheel while intoxicated.
Element #2 – Breach of Duty: Once a duty of care has been established, your injury lawyer must prove that the duty was breached. So if you have established that a reasonable person would not drive while drunk, you must then prove that the defendant in fact did drive while drunk, breaching his or her duty of care.
Element #3 – An Injury Occurred: This element of a personal injury case requires that you demonstrate that your injury was caused by the above-mentioned breach of duty.
Element #4 – Damages: You must prove that your injuries caused you to suffer monetary damages. It is unlikely you will recover compensation for mild scrapes and bruises. There is no case without monetary damages.
If you have been injured in an accident on the road or on dangerous premises, please contact our Dallas injury lawyer today by calling 214-691-4025 or by completing the form on this page to schedule your free consultation. The Turley Law Firm welcomes clients from Fort Worth and throughout the nation.