Negligence is at the core of many personal injury cases. Who may be found negligent? A motorist? A medical professional? Therapist? Caregiver? Property owner? The answer: anyone can be found negligent—not because they intentionally caused harm, but because they failed to use the reasonable care that is expected under a specific set of circumstances.
What are some examples of negligence?
Each case has its own unique set of circumstances, but in every case where an injured party receives compensation for their injuries, the defendant has contributed to the injury of the plaintiff. Here are some examples of negligence:
• A reckless driver who runs a red light and causes a car crash that injures another driver or passenger;
• An equine operator who sends a customer on a horseback ride with unsafe equipment that results in the rider getting hurt;
• A business owner who fails to repair a leaky water pipe which forms a dangerous puddle on which a customer slips, falls and is injured; or
• A child care or elder care provider who fails to properly supervise a vulnerable child or senior citizen who suffers harm.
How Do We Prove Negligence?
There are four elements which must be proven to establish a negligence case:
• Duty: the defendant was required by law to conform to a certain standard of conduct toward the
• Breach: the defendant failed to behave according to the duty required;
• Causation: the defendant’s breach of duty resulted in harm to the plaintiff; and
• Injury: the defendant suffered damage
“Negligence as well as the other legal factors that must be proved to enable a recovery are best left to a skilled attorney,” says King Law Firm Senior Partner Jarrod King. “While you’re going through one of the most difficult times in your life, we’re relentlessly pursuing your maximum compensation.”
At the King Law Firm, the entire practice is devoted to providing injured clients with full service directly from one of their skilled attorneys. They personally handle every legal aspect of all types of cases involving negligence. Their client-centered approach allows you to focus on your medical care and healing while their attorneys and investigators work tirelessly on your behalf. They have successfully represented countless folks in our community, including the landmark verdict of $26 million in the tragic case of a child abused while in the care of a relative. If you or a loved one have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact King Law Firm for more information.