Wherever we go (the road, other people’s property, work, etc.) we owe each other a duty of care to act according to the law, having everyone else’s safety in mind. However, sometimes people fail to uphold that duty and cause an accident. Then, the victim suffers the physical, emotional, and financial repercussions.
You could be a victim of someone else’s negligence if you were involved in a:
- Traffic Accident: If another driver was driving drunk or distracted and caused a crash. However, drivers aren’t always responsible for all road crashes. Sometimes, a vehicle parts manufacturer could have produced faulty brakes, which led the other driver to crash into you.
- Slip and Fall Accident: Property owners and managers must maintain their premises to keep patrons safe from hazards. However, if they fail to clean up a spill, address poor lighting, or install a handrail, and you fall, then you can hold them accountable for your injuries.
- Workplace Accidents: If you’re hurt at work, your employer can cover your expenses with worker’s compensation benefits. However, if a third-party contractor failed to keep the work site free of hazards, you may pursue a personal injury lawsuit against them.
If you were injured in a type of accident that we haven’t mentioned here, our lawyers can go over your options and help you pursue compensation.