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Negligent Acts

If You Are Harmed by Carelessness or Negligence, Recht Law Offices Will Fight for You

Negligent acts of personal injury (or ''negligence'') do not require the intent to cause harm, although the law does recognize intentional negligence. When a person fails to exercise reasonable care to prevent harm or loss to person or property, and that harm or loss could be reasonably foreseen, his or her inaction may be found to be negligent conduct. This can cover any number of accident scenarios, including:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Automobile accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Nursing home abuse

Defenses for Negligence

There are a variety of ways defendants may argue that the injured parties could have prevented their injury through their own actions; this can affect the amount of damages the injured party is entitled to.

  • Contributory negligence: An assertion that the plaintiff did not act reasonably to avoid harm and/or exercise appropriate caution. Contributory negligence will nullify the right to compensation under some states' laws.
  • Comparative negligence: An assertion that the injured party is partially responsible for his or her injuries; a percentage of responsibility is determined, which in turn affects the percentage of damages the injured party is awarded. With ''limited comparative negligence,'' it is determined that the percentage of responsibility is below 50%.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Make a Difference

There is a lot of confusing information about personal injury law and how it might apply to you. We can help you make progress and make a difference for how you or a loved one recovers from your injury or loss. At Recht Law Offices, we fight for your rights, and you don't pay us unless you recover a settlement. Stop the confusion, and start on the right track. Email us today.