In any setting throughout our lives, we are expected to act with a certain level of caution and care for the safety of others.
What is negligence? It is the failure, as a reasonable person, to act with proper caution or care under certain circumstances. For example, in a car accident, negligence is failing to perform one's "duty of reasonable care", such as running a red light or failing to stop for a pedestrian.
When you act like a reasonable driver, you monitor your driving speed, notice signs around you, use your brakes, pay attention, don't get distracted.
When negligent conduct causes injury to another person, the injured party may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible person. That person may be held accountable for their failure to act in a reasonable manner. They may be required to pay the injured party financial compensation for their injuries.
To get the restitution you deserve, you will need an experienced personal injury attorney who can argue your case - proving that the other person's negligence was the reason for your injury. They must also fight to ensure that you receive maximum compensation to which you are entitled. This compensation will help the victim rebuild his or her life.
Were you injured because of the negligent actions of another person? If so, our firm is committed to helping you receive compensation so you can move forward in your life.
Contact the personal injury law offices of Peach & Weathers, located in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, to discuss negligence and your legal rights.