Accidents do happen, and at times, they’re no one’s fault. When there’s no way for a person to reasonably foresee that an injury could occur because of actions they do (or don’t) take, an accident could result. A child forgetting a roller skate in a hallway is not negligent; the child doesn’t understand that someone could trip and fall.
When a person neglects to follow through with reasonable caution or take steps to prevent accidents that could happen, they are negligent. An employer not warning employees about broken staircase railings, a store not posting a “Wet Floor” notice—these are examples of negligence. And if you’ve been injured because of someone’s carelessness, Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help.
Examples of Negligence
Negligence falls on property owners, managers and those who neglect to take necessary precautions, such as drivers. If a property owner doesn’t post a notice about the burnt-out light in a stairwell, that individual is legally responsible for a slip and fall injury that occurs in that stairwell. A manager that fails to post a “Wet Floor” notice will be held liable for injuries caused by a slip and fall on the wet floor.
Drivers can also be considered negligent if they’re not following the law while driving. Speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving and recklessness all cause accidents that injure other people. A driver who is texting while driving hits your car; they’re responsible for the damage they’ve done to your vehicle and any injuries you’ve suffered.
Don’t Pay for Someone Else’s Negligence
Serious injuries that result from someone’s negligence aren’t just physically and mentally painful. They also place a serious financial burden on the injured party. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, should you be required to pay for the necessary medical care? What about lost wages, or the difference in income that results from lost earning potential?
Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help you handle those questions. We’ll work with you to ensure that you don’t carry the burden for someone else’s negligence. Contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation and get the compensation you deserve!