Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you recently suffered an injury or accident? Do you feel as though your injury was caused by another person's negligence? Are you looking for expert legal assistance? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Rasco Law Firm is here for you.
With more than twenty-six years of experience as a personal injury lawyer in Texas City, TX, Cris. A Rasco will supply you with all of the services you need to be properly compensated for your injury. From medical malpractice to a workplace injury, we will see that you receive the justice that you deserve.
Whether you were involved in a fender bender or a slip and fall on an icy sidewalk, someone is usually at fault. Your success with your personal injury lawsuit will depend on you proving this fault. Known as a negligence claim, a plaintiff must be able to prove five elements.
The first element is duty, meaning the defendant owed the duty to care. For instance, the owner of a business owes the duty of a safe and hazard-free environment. The second element is breach of duty, meaning the defendant failed to meet this duty. The third element is cause in fact, meaning that your injury would not have occurred if not for the defendant's failure.
The fourth element is proximate cause, which proves that the defendant’s error and nothing else caused the injury. Finally, the fifth element—damages—involves proving that the defendant's error caused you some form of injury or loss.
The laws surrounding these various elements can be extremely difficult to prove. In turn, the results of your case will depend upon the unique circumstances of your injury. For instance, if you were to be run over by a car in the street, the driver of the car would clearly be negligent.
Conversely, you could be hit by a company truck in the street. As opposed to suing the individual driver, you could go about suing the company under employee/employer negligence. Proving the latter claim would be more difficult than proving the former. No matter the type and nature of personal injury you endured, we can assist you in suing for damages.Seek us out today, and speak with our car accident lawyer for an attorney consultation.