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The Elements of Negligence in a Virginia Car Accident Claim

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If you plan to file a Virginia car accident claim after your traffic accident in Front Royal you will need to prove that the other driver behaved in a negligent way. Experienced Virginia injury lawyers will work with you to collect evidence to show that the elements of negligence were present in your traffic accident in Front Royal.

The Elements of Negligence in a Virginia Car Accident Claim 

  • duty – each driver has a duty when operating a vehicle to drive safely and within the law;
  • breach of duty – negligence requires that the driver at fault did not adhere to their duty to be a safe driver;
  • causation – this element is shown when that breach of duty caused a traffic accident in Front Royal; and
  • damages – damages occur when the traffic accident caused by negligence resulted in injury or other damages such as destruction of property. 

If your Virginia injury lawyers are able to show that all of these elements were present in your traffic accident in Front Royal you will likely be eligible to file a Virginia car accident claim to recover compensation. This compensation can be used to help you with medical bills, making up for lost wages, car repairs or other life expenses that may occur because of the accident. 

Contacting a Virginia Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. The injury and wrongful death lawyers at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas are available to help those who have been involved in a Northern Virginia auto accident. Call to speak with an experienced Front Royal attorney today.

Carl N. Lauer
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Carl has focused on representing injured persons in Virginia.Workers' Compensation Claims.
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