Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Cases
Whenever someone is seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, the injured person has the right to take legal action. In any legal case, however, there have to be certain standards for proving whether or not someone is at fault. But not every lawsuit has the same requirements. The standard to be used depends on the type of case.
In criminal law, for example, the prosecutor is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. This means they have to make a case so strong that no reasonable person would doubt that the defendant is guilty. Injury lawsuits, however, fall under civil law. Because they typically do not end in jail terms or loss of freedom, the burden for civil lawsuits is not as strict.
Collecting Personal Injury Damages
This is almost always to the advantage of people who have been seriously injured. Even if the person responsible has not faced criminal negligence charges, it is still possible for an injured person to seek damages for their unnecessary pain and suffering. Damages won from a personal injury case can help pay for your medical bills and time off work, and serve as compensation for what you went through.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, you are entitled to seek damages for your suffering. An experienced Illinois personal injury attorney can help you finally find resolution after your injury.
To discuss your case with a compassionate Champaign personal injury lawyer, contact the law offices of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828.