Personal injuries can occur in many instances. Victims of personal injury are often entitled to compensation from the party at fault. In order to recover, a plaintiff must be able to establish each of the elements required for that type of injury. Whether or not you have a right to sue for damages is highly specific to the facts of your particular case. To be liable for an accident due to negligence, a defendant must have a duty to act with reasonable care and must have breached that duty, and the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant's acts or negligence were the proximate cause of their injuries. Proximate cause means that the defendant's actions are sufficiently related to the plaintiff's injuries that they are deemed the cause of those injuries. An experienced and well-versed attorney can will fight to recover the compensation victims deserve for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and even property damage. John Onal & Associates attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of victims and families who have been injured.