In the broadest sense, negligence means carelessness. But not all acts of carelessness result in a legal claim for negligence.
To recover damages in negligence cases, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant had a duty under the law to be careful, but wasn’t. The plaintiff also must prove that the defendant’s inaction or carelessness caused the injury and related damages.
Slack & Davis general negligence lawyers employ a full range of technological avenues to document injuries and the situations that caused them. We lift the burden of proof from your shoulders onto ours.
General negligence cases do not fit one particular category. For example, a child might be injured or even drown in an apartment complex swimming pool where there is an open gate and no lifeguard on duty. A new employee might be injured by a power tool for which he or she received inadequate training. A pedestrian may be injured or killed in an accident caused by a commercial truck driver whose employer followed lax hiring and training standards.
All too often, situations like these result in lasting injuries, life-long pain or even death – all preventable if someone or some company had not been careless.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the negligent carelessness or negligent inaction of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact the general negligence attorneys at Slack & Davis office to learn more.