How to Prove Negligence in Your Costa Mesa Personal Injury Case
- October 27, 2023
- Doris Gray
If you are hurt while on public property, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. The same may be true if you are hurt while at your friend’s house, client’s apartment, or other spaces you are allowed to occupy.
However, you must first prove that your injuries were caused by another party’s negligence. To do this, you must show that the defendant breached their duty of care toward you, that you incurred a financial loss, and that the defendant’s actions were the proximate cause of those injuries. Costa Mesa personal injury lawyers may be able to help you gather evidence such as medical records or witness statements that help you prove that this is true in your case.
You must also be able to prove that you weren’t at least partially responsible for a concussion, broken bones, or other injuries. For example, if you were wearing sandals during a snowstorm, you might be held partially liable if you slipped while walking through the grocery store parking lot. This is because you should know that wearing sandals isn’t a smart choice when the ground is slippery. You could also be held liable for your injuries if you ignored a hazard warning sign or took other actions that contributed to a slip, trip, or fall taking place.
If you are hurt while on someone else’s property, give the Costa Mesa personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C.