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A Brief Explanation of Negligence

Every day in the United States, people act in a negligent manner and cause accidents and injuries. Many different types of injuries can be caused by negligence, including auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, playground accidents, day care accident, sports accidents, and more. Many accident victims may have a rough understanding of the concept of negligence, however a legal claim involves a very specific showing in order to recover from a negligent party. For this reason, it is highly important that accident victims contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for help after suffering an injury.

 

In short, negligence is the failure to use proper care in a certain situation. Everyone has a duty to act with a certain amount of care to avoid causing injury to others. Different situations require different duties of care. For example, a driver is simply expected to drive in a reasonably safe manner. However, someone using explosives is likely expected to act with extreme caution. Determining the proper duty of care is important in every personal injury case.

 

In order to show negligence, your attorney must adequately demonstrate the following:

 

  • The responsible party had a duty of care
  • They breached that duty of care
  • The breach caused your injury
  • You suffered damages or losses as a result

 

An experienced PI attorney is skilled in demonstrating the different elements of negligence in each individual case, and can help you receive the settlement you deserve.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Many injured accident victims have a feeling they should be able to recover for their injuries, however they do not have a strong understand of negligence. Fortunately, accident victims do not have to fully understand this legal concept because an experienced PI attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you with your case. If you have suffered injury in any type of accident that you believe was someone else’s fault, you should not hesitate to call our office at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer today.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia