Many situations have the potential to result in an accident—especially when negligent actions or inactions are involved. If you’ve been injured in an accident and are looking to receive compensation for your losses, you’ll need to build a claim that proves you were wronged because of someone else’s negligence. While you may feel the facts of your situation are straight forward, insurance companies and opposing attorneys don’t always see things the same way.
As the plaintiff, you’ll need to understand how the burden of proof applies to personal injury claims. Your lawyer can fully explain the concept of burden of proof to you and ensure your claim meets the required standards to prove you were wrongfully injured. For now, let’s take a look at the basics.