What Must I Prove To Win My Wisconsin Car Accident Case?
A: In a general sense, there are three things you must prove to win your Wisconsin car accident case. You must prove:
- The other driver was negligent;
- This negligence was a substantial factor in causing your injuries; and
- You sustained injury or damage.
To start, you have to prove that the offending driver was negligent. People use the word “negligence” to mean different things in everyday life. In the context of a car accident case, to prove a driver was negligent a Wisconsin car accident lawyer will have to prove that he or she failed to exercise ordinary care.
The next element you have to prove is “causation”. We have to show that the offending driver’s negligence caused you injury or damage. Under Wisconsin law, we do not have to show that the other driver’s negligence was the only cause of your injuries, only that the negligence was a substantial factor in causing injury or damage.
Finally, to win we have to prove your injury or damage. Wisconsin car accident cases can involve any type of injury. Whatever injury you claim must be proven. We must also prove the impact of your injury on your life. For example, if your injury caused you to miss work and lose wages; incur medical expenses; or miss out on family activities or personal hobbies, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact Jason Studinski, an experienced Wisconsin car accident attorney.