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How Negligence Affects a Personal Injury Case

Negligence. The mere mention of the word probably makes you think of something negative or unpleasant. You definitely feel those emotions when you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own. At some point, someone (either an individual, corporation, or group) neglected their duties. You got hurt in the process. This is the time to hire a personal injury lawyer.

In any personal injury case, there are two things an attorney must prove. First, your lawyer will need to prove that the other party was negligent. This involves showing that they did not maintain the proper duty of care in a given situation. Then they’ll need to prove that you sustained injuries as a result of that breach of care.

Here are three examples of how breach of care applies to different types of personal injury cases.

  1. Auto accidents: Drivers are responsible for obeying traffic laws. Specifics about your accident will help an insurance company (or a jury) determine the amount of responsibility the driver must assume.
  2. Medical malpractice: Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff should perform up to a certain standard in a given situation. These standards for care and skill are generally understood within the medical community and can be verified in court by expert witnesses.
  3. Slip and fall: Property owners should make sure that there are no dangers to employees and visitors. If any sort of hazard is identified, they should take steps to correct the problem within a reasonable amount of time.

If you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, it’s time to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law office of Jordan Law Firm provides compassionate, skilled representation in our Rock Hill and Columbia, SC offices. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled trial lawyers.