What is a Negligence Lawsuit?
March 8, 2015
By: Kreindler Legal Staff
Personal injury cases should be taken seriously, which is why it’s important to understand exactly what is involved in a negligence lawsuit. Here’s what you need to know.
Personal injury lawsuits are incredibly important because they are designed to protect the rights of individuals who have been seriously injured or maimed. Although there are many types of personal injury cases, negligence is one of the most common kinds of lawsuits. It’s important to understand that there are different types of negligence cases. For example, someone may act in a way that causes serious injury or harm to another person. This is negligence. If someone fails to act in a way that could save another person from serious harm, this may also be considered negligence. Understand that the circumstances involved in a negligence case may vary greatly. If you’ve been thinking about pursuing a negligence lawsuit, there are a few things you need to know about these types of claims.
Examples of Negligence
Negligence can occur when someone behaves in a way that is not only illegal, but dangerous to the people around them. For example, if someone drives over the speed limit and gets into an accident, the other party may be able to sue them for criminal negligence. Similarly, a parent who leaves a small child at home alone for long periods of time may also be guilty of negligence. If a medical professional dispenses the wrong medication to a patient, who then suffers ill-side effects, this is also considered negligence. Whether or not the harm to the victim was intentional, people who have been injured due to the negligence of others may be able to pursue negligence cases against those people.
If you have been seriously injured due to negligence by another person or company, you may want to seek compensation. Damages awarded to people suffering from personal injuries are designed to help minimize the financial impact of the injury. For example, if you lost wages or your personal employment due to the injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury and the suffering you experienced.
Documentation of the Injury
In any type of negligence or personal injury case, documentation is important. An attorney will need to review letters, medical bills, voice mails, emails, or pictures related to the injury. This will help ensure that the attorney is able to build a solid case defending the injured party in regards to the injury sustained. If you filed a police report after the injury occurred, this is also helpful, as it helps your attorney to construct a timeline of events.
If you’ve been injured due to criminal negligence, it’s important to contact an attorney who can help you. The right lawyer will assist you in filing charges and pursuing compensation due to your injury. You do not have to face these types of problems alone. Obtaining compensation can help pay for your medical expenses and can assist you in moving forward after you have been injured.