Negligence lawsuits are filed when there is a failure to behave with the level of care that someone with reason would have exercised under the same circumstances. The results of these failures cause injuries to the “neglected party.” Many negligence lawsuits are directed toward specific industries, such as medical doctors or professionals; however, it’s important to note that any person or entity can be accused of negligence if their actions led to the injury of another based on unjustifiable reasoning.
For a negligence lawsuit to have some ground, there has to be proof that there were unreasonable actions done by the negligent party. It needs to be proven that these injuries could have been avoided if the responsible party would have been more aware and used “duty of care.”
Some examples of negligence lawsuits are, but are not limited to:
- Animal Injuries: Pet owners have a duty to use reasonable care in order to prevent their animals from injuring others.
- Vehicle Injuries: Anyone who is operating a vehicle is required to show a duty of care to others. If reasonable care is not being used and their actions cause injuries, they could be held liable for negligence.
- Premises Liability: Those who own property must keep their property safe for those who are on the premises. If an injury was caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property, they could be held liable.