What is negligence?
In its most simple definition, it means that someone was careless and as a result of being careless, someone else was injured. Negligence serves as the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. Negligence is any conduct that falls below the recognized standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risks of harm.
What is contributory negligence?
The term “contributory negligence” is used to describe the actions of an injured person that may have also caused or contributed to his injury.
What does the term "liable" mean?
The term liable generally means that a court has determined individual, company or some other entity caused, and is responsible for, another person's injury. When a defendant is found liable, he or she is generally obligated to compensate the injured party for their damages. The term "liable" is often confused with “guilty." However the term "liable" is used in civil cases and the term "guilty" is only is used in criminal cases.
What is premises liability?
The term "premises liability" generally refers to accidents that occur due to the negligent maintenance or unsafe or dangerous conditions upon property owned by someone other than the accident victim. If an accident victim is injured because a property owner or a business establishment fails to provide a safe environment, you may have a right to bring a claim for various damages incurred due to your injury. These types of cases often involve slip and fall accidents, which usually occur when a defective condition, foreign substance or object causes a fall.
When would a dog bite constitute a personal injury claim?
A Personal Injury is any physical or mental injury to a person as a result of someone's negligence or harmful act. To claim personal injury, the victim must be able to show that they have been injured either physically or emotionally. In addition, they must be able to show that someone else, namely the defendant, is at fault for the injuries they sustained due to their negligent behavior.
What are slip and fall accidents?
Most businesses and homeowners carry liability insurance to protect them in the event that someone is injured while on their property. This would include slip and fall type cases that are generally known as premise liability cases. The owner or possessor of a residence, land, or place of business has the duty to exercise reasonable care for the protection of those individuals who are invited to come upon the premises.
What Is professional malpractice?
Professional Malpractice/negligence refers to the negligent acts of a medical provider. This can include doctors, nurses, caregivers, dentists and other health related professionals. A claim for professional malpractice asserts that the professional involved failed to act like other professionals would have acted in the same of similar circumstances.
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