Personal injury claims arise from a broad range of accidents. You may have been a passenger in a vehicle during a car accident. Perhaps you were injured when using a defective ladder. Within a medical setting, improper applications of medical techniques and the use of improper medications cause injuries. With more and more questions coming in about negligence, our Nashville injury lawyers have put together some answers.
- What is negligence? The term defines another party’s duty to act, not act or act in a certain manner. When this person or entity fails to perform this duty, its actions may be negligent.
- How can someone’s actions be negligent? When a store is open for shoppers and an associate allows full as well as empty boxes to litter an aisle, that person may have been negligent in removing trip hazards.
- What happens when the other person denies being negligent? Requesting a copy of an accident report usually is one way to find out what really happened. When witness statements are available, you also get a better idea of what other people saw who were not directly involved in the situation. It is your right to receive this information.
- How does negligence factor into a settlement? Frequently, suffering an injury results in the destruction of personal property and the need for medical care. Insurance companies may cover these expenses. If your injury resulted because of someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to additional compensation.
Contact us today to learn more about the relationship between injuries and negligence. Our Nashville injury lawyers gladly answer all of your questions. If needed, we can also provide you with legal advice to help protect your rights while you decide how to proceed.