Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Personal injury lawyer

There are a broad range of personal injury accidents that could occur in our everyday lives.

Negligence is the most common way for a person to file for compensation for a personal injury claim in Singapore. Basically to prove negligence, one has to prove 3 factors first

1.    that the defendant owed him/her a legal duty to take care;
2.    that there was a breach of this legal duty by the defendant; and
3.    That the breach caused him/her recoverable damage.
If these 3 factors are successfully proven, one can then recover damages (compensation) for physical and mental suffering. One may also be compensated for foreseeable consequential losses from the injury which includes but is not limited to: loss of wages, medical expenses and transport expenses to seek medical treatment.
One must also note the time period during which such claims will be valid for, which is 3 years from the date of the injury.
Should you have any questions or require legal representation, kindly contact Gloria James-Civetta & Co on 6337-0469 for a free consultation, or email to consult@gjclaw.com.sg