In order to win your personal injury lawsuit, you must first prove that the person or entity you are suing acted with negligence—that the careless action or inaction of someone else directly led to your injury and subsequent damages.

Proving negligence in Kentucky can be broken down into four steps:

  1. You must prove that the person or company in question had a duty of care—that they had a general responsibility to keep you reasonably safe from harm. For example, you have a duty to be attentive while driving.
  2. You must prove that the person breached their duty of care—that they either acted in a careless manner or that they failed to act in a reasonable manner.
  3. You must prove causation—that the defendant’s breach of duty was the reason for your injury.
  4. You must prove that the breach of duty resulted in injuries and other losses. For example, that the medical mistake made by your doctor resulted in permanent injury, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Gray & White Law, our Louisville personal injury attorneys can walk you through the process of proving negligence by using the evidence available in your case. While negligence may be obvious to the victim, it is our job to make negligent acts apparent to the insurance companies, the responsible parties, and the judge and jury. To get help with your case, call us today to schedule a free consultation with a Louisville personal injury lawyer.

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law