Seeking Just Recoveries for Our Clients
Filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit allows you to pursue compensation from the person who caused your accident. When taking action, you are responsible for proving that the other party was at fault. In many cases, this requires relying on the theory of negligence. Meeting your burdens under this theory can be complicated, as you must demonstrate that the other person or entity owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused an accident that resulted in damages. To support your claims, you must collect, analyze, and present various pieces of evidence. The legwork involved in developing arguments can be exhausting and difficult to handle after suffering an injury. But you don’t have to take on everything yourself. A personal injury lawyer can help you.
At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC (MATD), our Greenville personal injury attorneys recognize that pursuing a claim is about more than recovering compensation. It is also about getting justice and trying to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. That is why we fight tirelessly for our clients. These cases’ outcomes can significantly impact a person’s life, and we leverage our resources and skills to work toward a favorable result. Our team, which has more than 130 years of combined experience, has helped past clients get the justice they need and deserve. While prior achievements do not guarantee any outcome, our successes are a testament to our commitment to our clients.
Proving Liability in a Personal Injury Case
To recover compensation from the party responsible for your accident, you must prove that they are liable. Generally, this means that you must show that they were negligent.
The theory of negligence consists of four elements:
- Duty of care: The responsible party was expected to act in a way to avoid causing harm to others. For example, a driver is expected to obey traffic laws to prevent crashes.
- Breach of duty: If the responsible party acts below the level a reasonable person would have in a similar situation, they may be said to have breached their duty of care. Returning to the example with the driver, if the individual willfully ran a red light because they were in a hurry, they may be liable for damages.
- Causation: An accident might have occurred, but for another person to be held responsible, their negligence must have been the proximate cause. To illustrate, suppose the driver in the previous example ran a red light. A motorist crossing the intersection on a green light hit the side of the other vehicle. The red-light runner’s actions could be determined to be the cause of the accident.
- Damages: The person involved in the accident must show that they were injured and sustained economic or non-economic damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, or pain/suffering. If there were no losses and expenses, the injured party could not collect a financial recovery.
At MATD, we thoroughly investigate by reviewing reports and records, speaking with witnesses, examining photos and videos, and looking at other relevant information. If necessary, we reach out to experts who can provide a professional opinion about the incident and its impacts. When you hire us, you can be confident that you will work with a team ready to do what it takes for your case.
Personal Injury Matters We Handle
Our personal injury lawyers in Greenville have extensive experience handling cases of all types.
The matters we deliver representation for include, but are not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Vehicle recalls
- Insurance bad faith
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Wrongful death
We seek just outcomes for our clients by first attempting to settle cases through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If we are unable to resolve them that way, we are prepared to go to court and argue before a judge or jury. Whatever path your matter takes, we can guide you through it.
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