When Arkansas car accident attorney Alan LeVar evaluates your case at a free initial consultation, he’s looking, among other things, to see if your claim contains the elements of a successful personal injury claim. A case that lacks these elements cannot succeed, while a case with them has a solid chance of success.
The first element to consider is “duty.” Put simply, your personal injury lawyer has to demonstrate that the defendant owed some obligation to you and your safety. Proving a personal injury case doesn’t stop at duty, but it does start there.
The precise nature of this duty depends on the specifics of your case. Sometimes, the person you’re suing had an explicit, contractually determined obligation to you. On the other hand, there are situations, such as premises liability cases, where the owner of a shop or piece of property is expected to keep it safe and maintained. In other cases, the duty involved is much more general.
Driving provides an excellent example of the duty we all owe each other. Your duty behind the wheel of the car is owed to every person on the road with you. You have an obligation to operate your vehicle safely and follow all relevant laws.
Our Arkansas car accident lawyer is called in when that duty is breached and innocent people are hurt. Negligence is never acceptable, and in the case of a car accident, it can get people killed.
If you’re an Arkansas resident looking for a car accident lawyer, please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVartoday for a free consultation.