Negligence is a significant cause of injury in the United States, and thousands of individuals are injured every year due to another person’s carelessness. From auto accidents and slip and falls to medical malpractice and nursing home negligence, individuals become victims when someone who owes a duty of care to another fails to provide that care. If you or a loved one have been harmed by negligence, you may be able to obtain justice for what was done and hold the at-fault person responsible for their role in your injury.
Common Examples of Negligence
Negligence can take many different forms. Some of the most common examples of negligence that lead to critical and even deadly injuries include:
Drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking and cause a car accident
Drivers who text while operating their vehicle
Truck drivers who drive too many hours in a row
Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians
Taxi drivers who speed or break other laws in order to earn more fares
Doctors who fail to accurately read diagnostic tests and provide the correct treatment
Nurses who administer the wrong amount of medication to a patient
Surgeons who leave surgical instruments in the body cavities of their patients
Nursing home employees who fail to adequately care for their patients, including helping them to bathe and eat appropriately
There are many individuals who owe a duty of care to another. For example, drivers owe a duty of care to others on the road and doctors owe a duty of care to their patients. Commercial property owners — such as grocery or retail store owners — owe a duty of care to their customers. When failure to adhere to the duty of care they owe results in someone getting hurt, their actions may be considered negligent.
Obtaining Compensation for Negligence
In order to obtain compensation for injury caused by negligence, you must be able to prove that you were owed a duty of care by another, that person failed to adhere to the duty of care they owed, that your injuries were directly caused by that person’s negligence, and that you incurred measurable damages as a result of the negligence. A negligence lawyer is a vital part of gathering the evidence needed to prove each facet of a negligence case.
Contact the Felicetti Law Firm, today to learn more about negligence compensation and to find out how to take the next step in getting justice for yourself or an injured loved one. Call now at (305) 998-7000.