In order to bring a valid personal injury claim, you must be able to prove the other party was at fault for the accident that resulted in your injury.
However, you will not be able to prove the other party is liable for your damages without first establishing the four elements of negligence were present during the accident. Proving negligence requires you to show that:
- The at-fault party had a duty to prevent or avoid causing you harm
- The at-fault party breached this duty
- The at-fault party’s breach directly caused your injury
- You suffered measurable losses
By proving your injury resulted from negligence, you are establishing that the other party’s actions deviated from those that a reasonably prudent person would make.
This means a competent person who has sound judgement would have behaved in a different manner than the at-fault party and would not have caused the accident.
Below, we outline the evidence personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas often use to construct a case to prove the other party was at-fault and recover compensation for your claim.
Evidence from the Scene
You can obtain some of the most vital information you need for your case from the site of the accident. This information may include:
- Visual evidence of the damage and losses you suffered because of the at-fault party during the accident. This can include pictures of property damage and key features of areas surrounding the accident.
- Statements from witnesses who personally viewed the accident.
- Information gathered from responding police officers during their on-sit