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How Is the Burden of Proof Different in a Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve ever watched a courtroom drama or police procedural you’re probably familiar with the phrase “guilty beyond all reasonable doubt.” However, it’s important to know that this burden of proof only applies in criminal cases.

In civil cases, including personal injury claims, the burden of proof is much lower. GoldenbergLaw’s Minneapolis personal injury lawyers only have to prove your claim by a “preponderance of the evidence.”

You can think of “preponderance of evidence” as something akin to “more likely than not.” While the state must prove a criminal defendant is guilty beyond all reasonable doubt, your personal injury lawyer just has to convince a judge or jury that your version of events is more likely true than not.

This isn’t to say that pursuing a personal injury case is easy. It requires skill and experience to acquire the evidence needed to meet that burden and to present it in a convincing fashion.

At GoldenbergLaw, we have decades of experience helping our clients do just that. We know what it takes to win a personal injury case in Minnesota courts, and we understand what makes for convincing, effective evidence.

If you’re a resident of Minneapolis or any other Minnesota community and you need an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.


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