The Meaning Of “Negligence” In Buffalo Personal Injury Cases
All Buffalo personal injury lawyers deal with the issue of “negligence” every day. Because very few cases involve intentionally caused injuries, personal injury attorneys usually must prove that an injury was caused because someone was negligent. Legally, a person is considered negligent if their actions fell below what would be expected of a reasonably prudent person under the same circumstances.
To prove someone was legally negligent, a personal injury lawyer generally must establish two things. First, it must be proven that the party being blamed for the injury had an obligation to act responsibly. If someone had no responsibility to – for example – make sure that the hazard causing the accident was removed, he or she cannot be found legally liable for an injury. Second, it must be proven that the responsible person did not fulfill that duty, but instead failed to act in the same manner that would be expected of a reasonably prudent person.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Can Prove The Failure
Once negligence has been proven, a personal injury attorney must also be able to prove that this failure to act as a reasonably prudent person is what caused the injury. If someone failed to act prudently but that failure was not actually a cause of the accident, the injured party is not entitled to compensation from that person.
If you have suffered an injury that you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We would be happy to answer your questions. Please call us at 585-600-2019 or 716-400-0000.