Accidents happen. This unhelpful maxim is often delivered with a shrug from someone suggesting that fate is to blame. In truth, accidents are frequently the result of the reckless or careless acts of irresponsible people. The victims of personal injury accidents can’t afford to shrug or blame bad luck. They have medical expenses to pay while dealing with pain and suffering, lost wages and incredible stress.
If you are injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident because someone else was negligent, you need legal help. You must find who was at fault for your injuries and then be able to prove their negligence to get full compensation. Proving fault can be a complicated process.
Where To Look
After a car or accident, the police are often summoned. The reports filed by police are sometimes helpful in demonstrating negligence, but they can also be problematic. Mistakes in police reports are not uncommon. Police reports should be carefully reviewed by the attorney handling your case.
Truck accidents involve layers of complication that most car accidents do not. Evidence in the form of maintenance records, driver logs, data recorders, cameras and more may be necessary to determine why the crash occurred and who was at fault.
Perhaps the most difficult area to prove negligence is in the field of medicine. Medical professionals may be reluctant admit to mistakes that cause serious harm. Many victims of medical malpractice never discover that negligence was the cause of the harm they suffered. Proving negligence requires evidence to show the applicable standard of care. That means you must prove what is generally understood to be an acceptable course of action in a situation like yours and then prove that the doctor, nurse or other medical professional did not follow an acceptable course.
Proving negligence is not always difficult. Even when liability is clearly established, insurance companies may still fight to avoid paying you the full amount you deserve for your injuries. Justice does not come as easily as it should. If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, you need an experienced lawyer to help you.
The law firm of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP in Miami is dedicated to helping injured people in South and Central Florida get justice. We offer a free initial consultation to get you the answers you need after an accident. We can help you understand who was at fault in your accident and determine if we are the right fit for you.