Negligence is the leading cause of personal injury claims in the United States. There may come a time when a person finds him/herself the victim of an accident, which resulted from another party’s reckless or careless act. These injuries may be the cause of a certain action or lack thereof. For example, a slip-and-fall is a common incident resulting in personal injury lawsuits. This field of tort law covers a large area and as such, requires considerable knowledge of how to prove that the injury suffered by the plaintiff was the direct fault of the defendant.
Proving negligence can be difficult as the burden of proof lies on the plaintiff. This is where a personal injury attorney, such as one from the J. Gonzalez Law Firm of McAllen can help. The severity of the injury, physical or mental, will determine the amount of monetary damages a person may receive.