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What Are the Elements of a Negligence Tort?

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When a person suffers an injury due to the negligence of another, there are certain elements they will need to prove in order to successfully recover damages. A personal injury attorney will look at your case to make sure it satisfies the following elements. If it is does, they will aggressively fight to get you they money you deserve.
The elements of a negligence tort are:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach
  • Proximate cause
  • Damages

A car accident injury perfectly illustrates these elements. When a person drives, they have an obligation to be safe and look out for the safety of others (duty of care). When someone sends text messages while driving, they put others in danger (breach). While texting and driving, a young driver strikes another vehicle (proximate cause). The other driver suffers a broken leg (damages).

While this sounds straightforward, it’s actually vital to your case. If your personal injury attorney cannot prove these elements, it will prevent you from recovering the damages you need. This is why it so important to have an experienced lawyer at your side during a personal injury case. Because you only get one chance to get the money you need, you need to give yourself the best chance possibly at recovery.

At Davis Law Center, we have helped clients in Detroit, Farmington Hill, and across Michigan get the money they need after an injury. We will meticulously work to prove the elements of your case. Then we will aggressively fight to make sure you get every penny you are owed. We know just how difficult it can be to suffer life-changing injuries after a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, slip-and-fall, and more. We can help you through this difficult time. For a free consultation to discuss your injuries, contact Davis Law Center today.

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