If you’ve been injured in an accident and are considering legal action, the cornerstone of your case is proving negligence. Regardless of whether you suffer injury in an auto accident, a slip-and-fall or pedestrian accident, if you wish to collect compensation, you’ll need to show the defendant acted negligently, causing you to sustain injury. Legally defined, negligence is the failure to exercise the same level of care a reasonable person would have exercised in the same circumstances. In order to prove negligence, you must first demonstrate that the following four elements of negligence exist:

  • Duty of care — You must show that the defendant owed you a duty of a care. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on anyone who performs an act that could foreseeably result in injury to others.
  • Breach of duty — Next, you must be able to prove the defendant breached the duty of reasonable care that he or she owed to you.
  • Causation — Did the defendant cause you to suffer injury or cause the accident that led to your injury?
  • Damages — Lastly, you must have suffered actual harm as result of the defendant’s actions.

You should only pursue a legal case after you’ve seen a doctor or been to the hospital. After you’ve received proper medical care, your next move should be to consult with an experienced attorney. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you can greatly increase your chances of obtaining rightful compensation.

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As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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Case Results


CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collisio