We live in an unpredictable world, filled with millions of elements that can cause us harm. Most of the time, accidents are no one’s fault in particular; but sometimes, a person’s negligence can directly cause an unfortunate event. Negligence, or the failure to maintain a reasonable level of care, is the main legal concept behind personal injury law. Here is a brief overview of negligence and personal injury.
Every year there are millions of auto accidents, almost all of which are caused by negligence of some kind. If someone is driving while texting and causes an accident, they are being negligent and are thus liable for all of the injuries sustained in the accident. If the other, non-negligent driver suffers serious injuries, she may choose to file a personal injury claim in order to seek compensation.
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Negligence doesn’t always have to take an active role, as with an auto accident—it can also be passively manifested. For example, if a business owner knowingly allows unsafe conditions to exist, such as an uneven step, then he or she is liable for all injuries incurred by those unsafe conditions. Again, customers who get injured can sue the business owner for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Unfortunately, not everyone survives a personal injury. If an accident caused by a negligent driver results in someone’s death, the survivors may sue the negligent driver for funeral costs, lost wages, and other damages. When filing a personal injury claim, it’s always a good idea to hire a skilled lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help you know whether or not you have a legitimate case, negotiate a settlement, and even represent you in court.
If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, contact Farrow & Pulice, PA. We focus on keeping our clients notified on all developments related to their cases. Contact our office today at (941) 924-0993 for more information.