Tampa Automobile Accident Lawyer Explains What it Means to Establish a Prima Facie Case for Negligence

At Clark & Martino, P.A., an automobile accident lawyer from our firm in Tampa can provide you with the legal representation you will likely need in the event of an automobile accident or other event causing serious personal injury. For example, if your case goes to trial, you will most likely be required to establish a prima facie case for negligence in order to have any change at receiving compensation. Roughly translated as “at first sight,” prima facie means that as a personal injury plaintiff, the burden of proof is on you to establish that another party wrongfully caused you harm. Specifically, your automobile accident lawyer will have to show that the defendant owed you a duty; that the defendant breached or violated that duty; that the defendant’s actions actually caused your injuries; and that your injuries are compensable in some way.

For now at least, it’s important that you speak to a lawyer in-person about your case. A lawyer from Clark & Martino in Tampa can help ensure that you get prompt medical treatment for your injuries and that your claim for financial compensation is handled professionally. If your injuries were caused by something other than an automobile accident, rest assured that the lawyers Clark & Martino are also here to help. Other types of personal injury cases that we accept include:

  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Slip-and-fall
  • Medical/dental malpractice
  • Prescription drug recalls
  • And more

Contact an automobile accident lawyer at Clark & Martino today to schedule a consultation.


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