What is Negligence and why is it important?
It’s the time of year when temperatures drop, water freezes, and normal activity becomes a lot more difficult. The cold and rainy season brings with it fun in the snow (for those of us in the north) but also dangerous driving and walking conditions. When the weather is working against you it can feel like the whole world is your enemy, but it’s actually law that businesses and organizations work to protect you. Additionally your fellow drivers and motorist on the road are also bound by the law to practice safer driving habits in hazardous conditions. Let us explain:
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents, also known as a trip and fall, are personal injury claims or cases based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort, and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the fall. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip_and_fall
What is Negligence?
Negligence is a term that means carelessness or a breach of an obligation. Negligence is used in general language to mean someone was unreasonably lax in fulfilling some obligation. If someone is negligent in the eyes of the law, he or she could face a civil lawsuit or even criminal charges.
In many states, a store owner must exercise reasonable care to keep their aisles, passageways, and floors in safe condition. That means in order to uphold the law a business must reasonably clear walkways of Ice and debris. Unfortunately store owners don’t always up hold their responsibilities leaving patrons exposed to dangerous conditions.
Negligence isn’t exclusively related to businesses. Auto Accidents can arise from negligent driving. Any person(s) who fail to uphold the responsibilities of a normal citizen, such as obeying traffic laws. Are considered negligent drivers. Other negligent acts are failing to consider hazardous driving conditions, not properly maintaining a vehicle leading to an accident or distracted driving.
Suing for Negligence
Any person or entity can sue another for negligent conduct. Most employ an attorney https://nuttlaw.com with experience in the specific area of law that pertains to the act, such as personal injury, employment law, medical malpractice, and others. A lawsuit for negligence begins with the filing of a Complaint and Summons with the court. The Complaint must explain in detail the relationship between the parties, the act or failure to act of the party being sued (the “defendant”), the injuries or damages sustained as a direct result of the defendant’s actions, and the specific award sought.
Nutt Law Office is your personal law firm dedicated to helping you recover after an automobile or slip and fall accident due to someone else negligence in the Louisville area. Our experienced attorneys have a wealth of knowledge to go along with their determination to win on your behalf. When you hire Nutt Law Office to be your legal advocate, you can rest assured that you have the most dedicated, qualified attorneys in central Kentucky fighting for you. We can assist clients with automobile-related or negligence accidents.
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