Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys
25+ Years of Experience and voted Best of the Best
The Vaughn Law Offices provides legal services with a commitment to business owners. We remain dedicated to providing the best possible representation in all business and personal needs.
Recent Events:The Vaughn Law Offices is pleased to announce that Justin Vaughn has been awarded the recognition of "Best of the Best" among personal injury attorneys for the third year in a row, and "Best of the Best" among lawyers for twelve years running.
OUR LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Our office has over twenty (25) years of experience in personal injury matters. Our experience in pursuing injury claims for injured persons includes automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, medical malpractice, bicycle accidents, construction site injuries, and product liability. Additionally, cases we handle cover the range of damages, from moderate injuries to wrongful death.
We are willing to commit our best efforts as your attorney to handle your injury claim. Feel free to call at any time.
ELEMENTS OF AN ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIM
Any injury case requires proof of four elements. First, there must be a duty owed by the responsible party. For example, each driver has a duty to control their vehicle, and avoid accidents with other drivers. Similarly, physicians have a duty of care to their patients. Product manufacturers have a duty to made safe products. Generally, it is not difficult to establish that a duty of care was owed.
Second, an injury case requires a showing of neglect or violation of that duty. Where someone has violated traffic laws, such as failure to yield right of way, running a red light, or rear-ending a car at a high speed, a duty of care has clearly been breached. Where a physician falls below the standard of care, or a product has been deemed unreasonably dangerous, a duty has been breached. In simple terms, a breach of duty is the failure to act responsibly, resulting in an accident or injury.
Which leads to the third issue: causation. In any injury/accident case, the attorney must prove that the accident was the cause of injury. For example, if someone had a physical condition prior to an accident, and the condition was unchanged following the accident, the accident would not be deemed a cause of the condition. However, if the accident worsened the condition, it can be deemed a cause of the worsening, and recovery is available. Certainly, where an accident results in broken bones, dislocated joints, torn tendons, or other types of clearly diagnosable injury, causation is easily established. Nevertheless, causation can also be established in what are called “soft tissue” cases, where an individual has muscle strains, ligament sprains, and lingering pain as a result of an accident.
Fourth, an injury/accident claim requires proof of the extent of damages. To do so, documents and witness testimony are often needed, to establish the extent of harm. Often, such damages will include past and future medical bills, as well as past and future loss of earnings. Often, the extent of damages includes pain and suffering, both past and future. The losses might include damage to property, including diminished value of a motor vehicle, loss of use, and rental vehicle expenses.
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