Louisiana residents who are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit may not necessarily be aware of how the process works. In order to sue for damages, the plaintiff must prove that they sustained damages due to the defendant's negligence. There are four aspects of negligence one must prove in order to prove fault.
One of the things that the plaintiff will have to prove is that they actually sustained damages due to the incident. This may consist of injury or damage to property, but it must be something that the plaintiff can be compensated for. The plaintiff will also have to prove causation, or that the damages they suffered were actually caused by a negligent act or omission of the defendant and not some other cause.