The fourth element of a negligence case:  Damages 

Notice that damages are an element of the case.  This means, if you have no damages then you have no case.  You can’t be compensated for what might have happened.  You can only be compensated for what did happen.  Therefore, the fact that you “could have died” is not a basis for damages.  Many people believe that what might have happened is a basis to increase damages.  This is just not true.   When evaluating damages, the only thing that matters is what did happen, not what might have happened.  Be happy that what might have happened did not happen.   

For help on how to prove your damages get our free book How to Explain Your Harms and Losses in a Step by Step Logical Way. 

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Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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