One Of Washington’s Most Experienced Accident Law Firms
Motor vehicle accidents can affect the lives of not only the parties present during the accident, but also their families. Many times, collisions cause injuries that impact work performance, social ties and home life. Accidents can also cause property damage and emotional and physical trauma.
At Le & Kittleson, we strive to give you the care that you deserve in your time of need. We believe that any automobile accident is devastating to those involved. Our care and knowledge can help you get back on the right track.
What Are The Legal Elements Of A Car Accident Case?
When one of our lawyers starts working on a case, he or she considers the legal theory of the case. This theory helps tie a case together from beginning to end.
Some car accidents involve extreme recklessness, but most involve a legal theory called negligence. To establish negligence in a car accident or truck accident case, a lawyer must show the following legal elements:
- As a reasonably prudent person, the defendant had a basic duty to act in a careful manner while driving.
- In some manner, the defendant breached his or her duty of care.
- The defendant’s breach of his or her duty of care directly caused the car accident.
- The victim sustained damages in the car accident.
An attorney at Le & Kittleson, can discuss these elements with you to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
What Is A Duty Of Care? What Is A Breach Of Duty?
When someone drives a vehicle, he or she implicitly agrees to follow all traffic rules and take steps to prevent injuries to others. This is called the duty of care.
If a driver fails to act in a reasonably prudent manner such as another person would act under the same scenario, he or she has breached the duty of care owed to other individuals on the roadway.
Talk To An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer For Free
If you would like assistance with your motor vehicle accident case or another type of personal injury claim, contact Le & Kittleson, in Renton. We provide free initial consultations. To reach us, call 425-428-5972 or send the law firm an email.