Negligence is a very common term in law. The definition of negligence is the failure to do or the doing of something that another, reasonable person would or would not do.
This means that if someone does or fails to do something that causes you harm, they are negligent. In a car accident, there is usually one driver who is more negligent than the other.
If you were injured in a car accident, the negligent driver is responsible for your injuries, and thus compensating you. During the processing of your car accident claim, it is important to not only establish if the other driver was negligent, but that their negligence caused your injuries.
This can be difficult. In order to prove that the other driver caused your injuries, the circumstances of the car accident must be investigated. In addition, medical records may be reviewed to determine that your injuries are a direct result of the car accident and not a previously existing condition.
Negligence is a very important aspect of any car accident claim, but it can be a difficult concept to understand, let alone prove. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to assist you during your auto accident claim process and help to ensure that you receive the compensation you are due.
Contact the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® Our firm will provide you with a free initial consultation and will represent you on a contingent fee basis.