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Importance of "Causation" in a Personal Injury Case

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The basis of all personal injury cases is proving that someone else acted negligently. But when it really comes down to it, there is so much more than just this factor at stake. You must also prove that their negligence caused you to suffer injuries – this is the heart of causation.

Without causation, there is no connection between another person's negligence and your injuries. Your personal injury claim would be moot and you would end up without any compensation. Actually proving causation, however, can be difficult and is best accomplished with the help of a San Jose personal injury lawyer.

How can you prove causation?

Because causation is what links the negligence of someone else to the reason for your accident and injuries, it is important to prove this in your claim. One of the most common ways to do this is by using "but for" causation.

"But for" causation means that your injury would not have occurred "but for" the negligent conduct of the defendant. If the driver had not got behind the wheel drunk, you would have not gotten into an accident and suffered injuries. But if the injury would have occurred even if the defendant had exercised appropriate caution, then this likely means you don't have a personal injury claim.

You can prove causation by supplying evidence of your injuries, including doctor's reports and medical bills. You should also obtain testimonies from witnesses who saw the accident happen, as this can strengthen your claim significantly.

Without an understanding of personal injury law, you may feel at a loss when it comes time to prove causation. That's why our firm exists. We want to give you the best possible chance at a favorable outcome by offering dedicated and knowledgeable legal representation. With over 20 years of experience, your case is in good hands at The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri.

Tell us more about your case! Call our firm today so we can get started building the strong claim you need.