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What is Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?

What is Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?

If you have recently been injured in a car accident, truck accident, or personal injury case you may be wondering “what is negligence in a personal injury case” or “how can I prove negligence to qualify for damages after an accident”.

How to Prove Negligence In Tennessee or Georgia to Qualify for Damages

An injured plaintiff in Tennessee or Georgia must prove four things to recover damages:

  • duty on the part of the defendant to act according to a specific standard of conduct to avoid risk of injury to others;
  • A breach of that duty by the defendant;
  • That the breach of that duty was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury; and
  • That the plaintiff actually suffered damages in some way.

Work With a Personal Injury Lawyer To Prove Negligence

If your claim is missing even one of these elements, you will not recover anything for your car wreck or personal injury claim, either in settlement or at trial. For a more detailed analysis of how the facts of your car wreck or personal injury apply to these elements, call 423-892-5533 and speak to us at Dennis and King today.

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During your initial strategy session, we will assist you in creating a strategy in how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a car accident claim, 18 wheeler injury, or, other kind of personal injury claim.

There are 5 points to your free claim strategy session:

  • First, we will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information you provide, we will give you our best advice on both what claims you have and the next steps you should consider to go forward with your claim.
  • If you claim is something that we think we can help you with, we will explain the services that we can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
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