Virtually all personal injury claims and lawsuits are centered on one principle: negligence. This can be defined as “Failure to exercise the care toward others which a reasonable or prudent person would do in the circumstances, or taking action which such a reasonable person would not.” Essentially, what this means is showing no regard or a blatant disregard for the safety of others with your actions (or inactions). When you are injured through no fault of your own, odds are negligence is somehow going to be the root cause of it, and proving that the other party was negligent is what makes you entitled to compensation for your injuries. Negligence in Car Accidents Car accidents are almost entirely about negligence. If you are involved in an accident, there are dozens of ways negligence could have been involved. For example, if you are struck by a driver who runs a red light, they could be held liable for negligence for not paying attention to the changing traffic signal. If they were unable to stop their car, the negligence could mean driving too fast for the road conditions or failing to properly maintain their vehicle’s brakes. If they were intoxicated, then that also contributes to their negligence, and thus their liability for the accident. Premises Liability Law If you slip and fall on a wet floor at a store or fail to notice a rut in the ground and you break your ankle, you could be eligible to receive compensation through “premises
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