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Posted on March 12, 2019 by

How Can You Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When you file a lawsuit, winning means being able to prove that the defendant was negligent. But you also need to prove that it was because of that negligence that you were injured. This is not easy to do, which is why it should never be attempted without someone with legal experience. 

Proving Negligence

In every negligence case, the question that must be answered is: Did the defendent act in a way that any reasonable person would act in? Proving it means obtaining both direct evidence and circumstantial evidence. That means, evidence that was obtained by personal knowledge, and that which requires someone to draw a conclusion based on that evidence. 

Working With St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury cases are never cut and dry. There are many different factors that must be included when proving negligence. Yet it must be proven in order for the victim to win their case and get proper compensation. That is why these cases should never be handled by individuals. There are just too many mistakes that can be made by someone without the right level of experience. 

Your St. Louis personal injury attorneys are here to help if you're the victim of an accident. Whether it's a slip and fall, a car accident, or something else entirely, we will advise you and fight for justice so that you can receive the proper amount of compensation.