Negligence causes harm, injury and death to people everyday. There are many causes of negligent injury that can have devastating results, but regardless of the cause, an individual or institution has a legal responsibility to pay for their negligence. Here are types of negligent injury, causes and what you should do.
There are many different causes for careless injury or loss of life due to the negligent actions of others. There are accidents caused by big rig trucks. In these cases, the driver can be found at fault and often the company has a legal responsibility for allowing that driver to be on the road. Automobile drivers working for companies have a responsibility to hold high standards while representing that company. They may be driving while exhausted, changing the radio station or texting and cause personal injury to you in the form of an accident.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are also a form of personal injury. Due to medical negligence, a person can sustain a brain or spinal cord injury which can result in loss of employment and a complete life-changing experience. Wrongful death is another type of medical malpractice that can result from negligence in a medical facility. Perhaps a patient was given the wrong medication due to a mistake in the chart. Whatever the reason, the negligence of others can have a detrimental outcome to a person and their family.
In order to have a case on personal or negligent injury, an attorney must prove who is responsible. To prove this, there are elements that have to be shown. First, the attorney must show that the defendant did owe the plaintiff a duty. For instance, a doctor is sworn to uphold the highest standards and provide reasonable care for their patient. If a mistake such as giving the wrong medication is made, this means that they are in breach of duty.
Breach of duty is the second thing that must be proven in court. The next step is to prove that the defendant’s actions caused the injury or death. They are only held responsible for causes they could foresee. The last step is to prove the damage that was done to an individual or their family because of negligence. In the case with the hospital, a mix-up of charts could have been foreseen and prevented but was not. This proves that reasonable care was not administered and is reason for medical malpractice. Proving who is responsible as an individual doesn’t matter in this instance because the medical facility as a whole is responsible for the staff.
Knowing your legal rights is important in understanding when you have been treated with negligence. An individual causing careless injury to you or your family member has a responsibility to answer for their actions. If you are searching for Glendale personal injury attorneys or are in the Los Angeles area and need a Los Angeles personal injury law firm, give us a call today. We have the knowledge and ability to create settlements and get you the compensation you and your family deserve.
Our Glendale personal injury attorneys know the law inside and out, and if lives have been greatly affected, large settlements are what those people deserve. We understand that your life has been turned upside down, and you may never even be able to work again. We want to help get you compensation to take you down the road to not only health recovery but financial recovery, as well.
Our Los Angeles personal injury law firm is committed to bringing to justice those professionals who have caused personal injury to others. We will prove careless injury that changed your life forever. Give us a call and let us help you on the road to recovery today. We believe in fighting hard to get you the compensation to live a full and happy life.
— Jack Ter-Saakyan, Esq.
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