What has to be proved in a typical personal injury case involving injuries from a car accident?
St. Paul personal injury attorney Paul Gatto talks about what has to be proved in a personal injury case that involves injuries from a car accident.
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First of all, you have to prove that the other party was negligent or at fault that means you have to prove that they violated a standard of care. That could be something as simple as running a red light to something a little more complicated like failing to maintain a proper lookout. Then you have to prove that there was an injury and you have to prove then that the injury is directly related to the car crash. So it’s a chain and you have to put that chain together carefully and make sure that you have all the elements to withstand any motions for a summary judgement.