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Principal Differences in the Types and Amounts of Damages Recoverable

The types of damages recoverable are largely governed by the laws of individual states and provinces. While the lawyers at Cross Border Law are licensed in Washington State and British Columbia, the legal principles expressed in this article are generally the same throughout the two individual countries.

BURDENS OF PROOF - Negligence and Strict Liability

In every civil case, the plaintiff has the burden of proving the basic elements of negligence-duty, breach, causation and damages-and such proof is required by "a preponderance of the evidence". This is defined as "more probable than not" or "more likely true than not true" or "on a 51% basis". The reality is that a plaintiff must be prepared to show proof on a much more significant basis than 51%, as a juror is unlikely to award significant damages without substantial proof of injury and loss.

Why do I need a lawyer to deal with a serious personal injury claim?

Why do I need a lawyer to deal with a serious personal injury claim?
When you've been injured, the party responsible for your injuries often carries insurance to cover some or all of the damages you have suffered. However, an insurance company's primary goal is to maximize its profitability by minimizing the amounts it pays out in claims. Insurance adjusters are professionals - and they're skilled at undervaluing the claims of injured people for their company's benefit. You can choose to settle a wrongful claim on your own - but you may end up settling your case for a fraction of its true value. Hiring the right lawyer levels the playing field between you and the insurer, and ensures that you receive compensation for the full value of your claim.

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For many people, contacting a lawyer can seem like an intimidating task. At Cross Border Law, we make every effort to be approachable and personable. We understand the stress and worry that injured individuals face. Call or email either of our offices to schedule a free consultation.

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