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Proving Negligence in an Accident


Have you been recently involved in a car accident and are now suffering from various injures as a result of the collision? Did you recently suffer from a slip and fall injury while visiting a hotel due to slippery floors without a warning sign? Was your young child bitten by a dog that got loose while you were on a walk through the neighborhood? These hypothetical situations are merely examples of the number of incidents that can occur on a regular basis. Sadly, many injuries happen due to the negligence and irresponsibility of another person. Whether the driver was texting, the cleanup crew was late to work that day or the neighbor lets the dog roam around without a leash, you may suffer from serious injuries due to these occurrences.

If you were wrongfully injured in a similar accident, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit in order to receive the compensation you deserve for your accident and suffering. However, when seeking to prove fault, you will need to first understand what negligence is and how it applies to your case. Negligence, in essence, is when a person acted carelessly in some way and then it resulted in your physical injury. If a person is considered to be negligent, then the court will hold them liable for the harm that occurred as a result of their actions.

When proving negligence, you will want to obtain the assistance of a legal professional who can help you. They will then seek to prove that the defendant is at fault because they had a legal duty of care during their particular circumstances and they failed to do so in one way or another. Not only did their actions breach their legal duty of care, they also caused an accident which resulted in injury.

If you have been injured in an accident and are looking to prove the negligence of the other person, contact a Pasadena personal injury attorney at McGee, Lerer & Associates today for further information.

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