Negligence is a failure to exercise care where a reasonably prudent person would do so.
Getting involved in an accident does not only cause physical injuries but can be emotionally detrimental as well. Personal injury basically occurs due to the negligence or recklessness of another individual. Although monetary compensation can never return a person’s health or erase the lasting effects of a serious personal injury, it can alleviate many of the day-to-day problems confronted by personal injury victims and their families. Having to deal with the pain and stress caused by someone else’s negligence can be overwhelming, but the fact that you can receive compensation for the injury may make things easier for you.
Personal injury is a branch of law that is designed to protect persons that are harmed by the careless or harmful acts of others. In order to pursue a personal injury claim, you must establish that someone is liable for your injuries due to an intentional wrong, negligence or strict liability. Negligence is generally the most common basis for a personal injury case.
Negligence is a failure to exercise care where a reasonably prudent person would do so. Negligence involves harm caused by carelessness or recklessness, not intentional harm.
Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers
If you feel that you or someone you love has a personal injury case, contact the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. We are located in St. Louis, MO but we handle personal injury cases throughout the entire state of Missouri. Call us today at (314) 606-5870 or fill out on online consultation form.
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