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What Determines Negligence in a Court of Law?

If you have been injured in a vehicle, work-related or other accident that you think is the other person’s fault, you can get financial compensation if you prove four main things about the other person. In the State of Nevada, there is a two-year statute of limitations for you to take action. For this reason, you should contact an injury attorney as soon as you can after the accident. The four main components of negligence you need to prove are detailed below.

Duty of Care

The other person involved in the accident must have needed to be responsible for his or her actions. In other words, a person must stop for a red light or stop sign, and a caregiver is responsible for certain medical or physical treatments for a patient. If this is the case, you can move forward with your claim.

Breach of Duty or Negligence

Once establishing that the other person had a duty or was responsible for certain things, you need to prove that he or she breached that duty. For example, the owner of a business is responsible for a safe working environment for the employees. If the owner neglects to inform a worker of a problem and that person is injured because of that neglect, the employer is liable.

Damages Caused by a Breach

Now you have to prove that the breach caused the injury. Your best option is to find a personal injury lawyer who specializes in this branch of law.

Negligence as the Cause of the Damage

You must prove you were injured, or your property was damaged. This may require medical bills or repair bills.

You do not have to bear the financial burden of physical injury or property damage that is the fault of another person. It’s easy to find out if you the required proof when you ask for a free consultation about your case.