All personal injury cases revolve around proving negligence. This is difficult for an untrained person to do, especially when they are nursing injuries. In order to receive the highest possible compensation, you need to have a personal injury attorney in Orlando assisting you. Attorneys know the four key elements of negligence: duty of care, breach of that duty, causation, and damages. They know how to establish them in support of your claim for damages.
A duty of care is an obligation to avoid causing injury to someone else. For example, drivers should take reasonable steps to avoid causing injury to other road users. A breach of duty means the person allowed or created a dangerous situation. This is the case if a driver drives above the speed limit or drives under the influence. Proving a breach of duty is not enough to support a claim of negligence. The driver may argue that while he was negligent, he did not cause your injuries. He may claim you caused the accident because you were not paying attention. You must be able to attach a dollar value to your claim and support it with evidence. If the driver hit you but you were not injured, you can’t seek damages for personal injury.