What is Negligence?
By legal definition, negligence is a failure to use reasonable care. Throughout your life, you probably encounter negligence on a daily basis. People who act recklessly usually act negligently. However, when negligence causes other people to suffer injury or death, the responsible parties must be held accountable.
Personal injury law centers on proving negligence. In order for a personal injury case to succeed, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant acted negligently. An experienced attorney can help you with your case if you recently suffered a personal injury.
How do you prove that someone else is responsible when it comes to car accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and fall accidents?
In order to have a successful injury claim, you must prove the following about the defendant:
- He or she had a duty. First, you must show the court that the defendant owed you a legal duty of care.
- He or she breached that duty. Next, with the assistance of your lawyer, you must show that the defendant breached his or her duty of care.
- He or she caused the accident. Thirdly, you must show that the accident occurred because the defendant breached his or her duty of care.
- He or she caused you to suffer physical harm. Lastly, because of the actions of the defendant, you must suffer an actual physical injury.
An experienced and aggressive attorney knows how to prove negligence and help you seek fair compensation for your damages.