What Makes a Personal Injury Claim Legally Valid?

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If you have been hurt on someone else’s property and you are not sure if you have a case, you should contact a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer can provide you with information on what you would need to prove and can evaluate your case to help you determine if you have a right to damages. The Aranda Law Firm has been providing expert knowledge and help to victims of personal injury in the El Paso area for some time now and knows how the system works.


Personal Injury: Burden of Proof

If you want to make a successful personal injury claim, you need to be able to prove that the defendant was directly responsible for causing your injuries. You also must show the defendant did something wrong or failed to live up to some legal obligation.  A personal injury attorney can help you to identify possible defendants you can pursue a claim against depending upon how you were harmed.


Who is Responsible?

There are different standards of what you must prove depending upon who allegedly hurt you, since there are different kinds of legal obligations imposed on different people.  For example, a property owner can be held responsible for dangers on their property that have not been addressed, and a product designer can be held responsible for any defective product that causes injury regardless of negligence.  A personal injury attorney knows the different rules depending upon your relationship with the people responsible for harming you and can tell you if you may have a case.
You have the burden of proving the defendant should be responsible in a civil lawsuit for injury damages; however, this is a lesser burden than would be faced in a criminal case. A personal injury attorney in El Paso can help you to show by a preponderance of the evidence that you should be entitled to compensation. Contact Aranda Law Firm today to learn more.