What are the elements of an auto accident claim?
Those who have been hurt in an auto accident that was the result of another driver's negligence can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Future losses
- Punitive damages
- Property damage
To prevail in an auto accident case and successfully win compensation, the claimant must prove:
- Negligence: For there to be a case, it must be shown that the driver operated his or her vehicle recklessly and negligently.
- Causation: The auto accident caused you to suffer damages / injuries.
- Damages: You have suffered damages such as property damage, physical injuries, medical and hospital bills, past and future loss of income, pain and suffering, and inconvenience.