Navigating Personal Injury: The Two Key Factors for Your Case

In this video, I discuss the essential elements for a personal injury claim: liability and damages. I’ll explain how to establish liability in different scenarios and the importance of distinguishing between objective and subjective damages. Join me to gain a clearer understanding of personal injury law essentials.

Key Moments:
00:00:00 – Introduction by Alan Berry, personal injury attorney, on the essential elements of a case: liability and damages.
00:00:43 – Explanation of liability, using rear-end automobile accidents as a clear-cut example.
00:01:02 – Discussion on complex liability scenarios, such as disputes at traffic lights.
00:01:26 – Challenges of proving liability in slip-and-fall cases, particularly in Connecticut.
00:01:57 – The contested nature of liability in slip-and-fall incidents due to factors like black ice.
00:02:21 – Emphasis on the necessity of establishing liability to have a valid case.
00:02:41 – Introduction to damages, starting with objective damages like medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses.
00:03:11 – Explanation of subjective damages, focusing on pain, suffering, and the impact on the victim’s life.
00:03:37 – The importance of subjective damages in personal injury cases and how they are evaluated.
00:04:06 – Conclusion and reminder of the two essential parts needed for a personal injury claim: liability and damages.