PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
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AIKEN, SC PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Our world is a dangerous place: careless drivers, slippery floors, unrestrained dogs and negligent people can all cause us serious injury in a flash. Some injuries may be small and inconsequential, but others may be devastating, leaving our loved ones with permanent damage and disfigurement with hefty expenses and losses.
When you have been injured by the carelessness of another, you should not have to bear your financial losses and expenses alone. A successful personal injury lawsuit can help provide you with monetary compensation for medical bills, treatment costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses you experienced. Surasky Law is committed to helping injury victims receive the compensation they deserve.
What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is filed by an injured victim (plaintiff), who claims that another person or entity (defendant) engaged in reckless or careless conduct and thereby caused the plaintiff’s injuries. A personal injury lawsuit is successful if the plaintiff proves that the following four propositions are more likely than not true to a judge or jury:
The defendant owed the plaintiff a “duty of care”: A “duty of care” is an obligation to act or behave in a certain manner. Most every individual owes other individuals a “duty of care” to act in a reasonably careful manner under the circumstances.
The defendant breached the “duty of care”: By “breach,” we mean that the defendant did not act in the manner he or she was supposed to act. Speeding, not watching where one is going, or failing to correct an obvious hazard on one’s property are all examples of a “breach” of the duty of care.
The defendant’s breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries: In other words, there must be a causal connection between the defendant’s behavior and the plaintiff’s injuries. If the injuries would have occurred regardless of how the defendant acted, then no compensation is available.
The plaintiff’s injuries can be compensated with money: Medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future wages, and other losses are just some of the expenses for which a plaintiff can receive monetary compensation.
There are other types of personal injury cases that may not require proof of these elements. For example, certain personal injury cases are strict liability cases in which the fact that the defendant caused injury to the plaintiff is enough to secure compensation for the plaintiff (the defendant need not have acted carelessly).
Your South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
At Surasky Law, we are able to help you with compensation for the injuries you suffered as a result of another’s careless actions so that you can focus on your health and physical recovery. Learn how our Aiken personal injury lawyers’ knowledge and experience can help give you a distinct advantage in your personal injury case. Contact us today at (803) 593-3912.