Do You Have Grounds for an Iowa Personal Injury Claim?
If you have been injured by another person or entity’s thoughtless behavior, you could be able to win compensation for losses such as medical costs, lost income due to missed work or reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering. However, it is not as simple as reporting your injury and receiving repayment from the party responsible.
Before you can file a personal injury claim, you need to show that you have grounds for doing so. This requires gathering compelling evidence that a negligent act has occurred and caused some form of injury to you. The experienced Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you with each step of this process. Call us today at 877-327-2600.
Proof of Negligence
The standard of evidence in a civil claim is called the “preponderance of the evidence.” This means that in order to be successful, the plaintiff’s evidence must outweigh the defendant’s. As the plaintiff, you will need to demonstrate all of the following:
- The defendant had some sort of responsibility towards your health and safety. For example, he or she may be a physician who was supposed to treat you according to the standards of his or her profession.
- The defendant failed to meet this responsibility. Depending on the nature of your claim, you may need to show that this failure was deliberate, or the facts of your injury may speak for themselves.
- This failure directly led to your injuries. There may be other factors, even including your own behavior. However, to win your case, you must show that your injuries are primarily the result of the defendant’s actions.
- Your injuries are significant. If you did not suffer a substantial financial or physical loss, you may not have grounds for legal action.
Our knowledgeable Iowa personal injury attorneys can review the details of your case and advise you on whether or not you have grounds for a claim.
The Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. will defend your rights as aggressively as necessary. Contact us today at 877-327-2600.