Negligence In a Personal Injury Case
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Many accidents are caused by negligence. If you or a loved one was injured due to another party’s carelessness, recklessness, or otherwise negligence behavior, you deserve to know about your legal rights and how to move forward with a case. Our team at Traywick Law Offices can help you by providing counsel and support. We encourage you to contact our firm for a complete overview and to discuss your case with an accomplished and experienced Charleston personal injury attorney.
Contact Traywick Law Offices for a complete case review at no obligation. We can be reached at (843) 606-5909. Our attorney can answer your questions and tell you more about your situation and what to do next.
What Is Negligence?
The legal definition of negligence is the failure to exercise a reasonable standard of care toward another individual, or acting in a way that would be inconsistent with the actions of a reasonable person. Assault, sexual abuse, trespassing, and vandalism are not examples of negligence. These actions constitute “intentional torts” or crimes. In some cases, negligent actions can also constitute criminal behavior; for example, driving recklessly.
Do I Have a Case?
In order to prove that you are entitled to damages based on another individual’s negligent behavior, you must be able to demonstrate that:
- The allegedly negligent party had a duty of care toward the injured party
- The defendant acted or failed to act in a way that was negligent
- The damages sustained by the plaintiff were directly caused by the negligence
It can be confusing to figure out whether or not you have a case. Our firm can quickly explain your options, examining what happened and helping you understand where to go from here. Traywick Law Offices is dedicated to supporting and fighting for injury victims. Call our Charleston personal injury lawyer to get started with a free case review; dial (843) 606-5909 today.