Facts To Know About Negligence Claims

If you have been injured as a result of an accident that could have been prevented, your injury was likely caused by a negligent act. Negligence can apply to a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:

To recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering in a personal injury case, you must prove that another party was negligent. Basically, this means that:

  1. The other party had a duty to uphold (such as obeying traffic laws).
  2. They failed to uphold their duty.

  3. This failure caused your injury.

There are different types of negligence:

  • Gross negligence: The negligence exhibited was so careless that a complete lack of concern for the safety and well-being of others was readily apparent. This serious form of negligence exceeds simple carelessness.
  • Comparative negligence: The injured party is only partially or marginally responsible for the injuries incurred. In this type of case, the injured party may be held partially responsible for paying the costs of injuries, damages, medical expenses, etc.
  • Contributory negligence: The injured party was somehow responsible for causing their own injury in some manner and cannot collect damages.
  • Mixed contributory and comparative negligence: If the injured party is found to be more than 50 percent responsible for causing their own injury, they may receive a portion or percentage of damages (or none at all).
  • Vicarious liability: The at-fault party is responsible for the actions of another person or animal.
    • Vicarious liability typically applies to cases where dogs or young children cause serious injury to another person. The parent or owner of the animal is held liable because the child (under the age of seven) or animal is incapable of committing negligence. In some cases, employers can be held to be responsible for vicarious liability for failing to oversee the actions of their employees.

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