Negligence is one of the most important legal concepts associated with personal injury claims. Negligence can occur when a person, either accidentally or intentionally, acts or fails to act, in a way that another reasonable person would or would not act.
Negligence may sound confusing, but it is the basis for many different types of personal injury claims. For instance, if you are driving in a car, and you are rear-ended by another driver, they would be held liable for the damages you sustain. Their negligence in not paying attention to the traffic around them led to the accident. They did not take reasonable care while driving.
When you file a personal injury claim, it is important to show that the negligence of the other party directly resulted in the incident that caused your personal injury. If you are filing your personal injury claim alone, this can be very difficult.
The best thing to do if you are filing a personal injury claim is contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury negligence claim must be researched, and certain rules and regulations must be followed. Many states have statutes of limitations that limit the amount of time you have to file your negligence personal injury claim. By fully investigating the circumstances surrounding your injury, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help prove that the negligence of the other party led to your personal injury.
If you have suffered a personal injury and would like to file a personal injury negligence claim, contact DeMayo Law Offices, L.L.P. ® for a free initial consultation.