Tulsa Attorney BlogPersonal Injury Basics: 4 Elements of Negligence: Part 3: Causation

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Video Transcribed:  This is Christopher Stevens here certified paralegal with the Wirth Law Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working in personal injury in Tulsa.

And today we’re going to be continuing our discussion on the elements that make up a successful negligence claim. Now, to recap, the four hours elements are a duty, a breach of duty, causation, and damages. In today’s video, we’re going to be focusing on the aspect of causation.

Now, in order to have a successful negligence claim, you have to have a duty that was established, the breaching of said duty, and then you also have to show that the injuries that a person received were the result of the actions of that duty being breached.

So for example, say to use our ongoing theme of a car wreck, you have to show that the injuries of a person have been a direct result of that car wreck. So they can’t just happen to have injuries and say, “Oh, well, I’m injured. Thus, I need to be compensated.” They have to be able to show that the injuries they received were from that car wreck, or even if they had pre-existing conditions, that said condition was exacerbated because of that car wreck.

So in our further video, we will be delving a little bit more into the damages aspect. If you need a personal injury attorney in Tulsa in which you are seeking legal help concerning your accident, feel free to contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorney.

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