A personal injury case is unique in that it is a legal contest typically between two private parties with one side seeking financial compensation because of an injury caused by the other party. Personal injury cases fall under the category of tort law and involve a plaintiff (the victim) and a defendant (the accused). In personal injury cases, the plaintiff files a lawsuit against a defendant because he or she believes the defendant harmed the individual through negligent action or behavior.
If you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligent actions, you may be eligible for financial compensation to help pay for medical expenses. Contact the Delaware personal injury lawyers of Morris James Personal Injury Group today to discuss your legal options with a qualified attorney.
The Elements of a Tort
The majority of personal injury cases are based on one person claiming another acted negligently. In most cases, these involve car accidents, product liability, or premises liability. To win a personal injury case you must demonstrate the following:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a certain duty of care
- The defendant failed to act responsibly or safely and breached that duty
- The injury was a direct cause of the negligent actions
- You sought medical care because of your injuries
Let us help you fight for the financial compensation that you need to address costs and expenses resulting from your injury. You should not have to bear these on your own.
At Morris James Personal Injury Group, our Delaware personal injury lawyers will work with you and help you fight for the financial compensation you need. Contact us today for a free consultation.